Burhan Ozbilici Wins World Press Photo of the Year

The 2017 Word Press Photo of the Year by Burhan Ozbilici of the Associated Press

Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici of the Associated Press has won the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year. His image from the assassination of Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was one of the most widely circulated news photos last year.

“I was a very, very difficult decision, but in the end we felt that the Picture of the Year was an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times,” said Mary F. Calvert, one of the World Press Photo judges. “Every time is came on the screen you almost had to move back because it was such an explosive image.”

The 60th Annual World Press Photo Contest contest drew entries from 125 countries for work created in 2016. More than 80,0000 images were entered by more than 5,000 photographers. You can see a gallery of all the still photo winners here. The World Press Photo Foundation also hosted the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest and those winners are here.

These are the winners of the 2017 Photo Contest:

WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Burhan Ozbilici, Turkey, The Associated Press, An Assassination in Turkey

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES - SINGLES

1 Jonathan Bachman, USA, Thomson Reuters
 Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge
2 Vadim Ghirda, Romania, The Associated Press Migrant Crossing
3 Daniel Etter, Germany, The Libyan Migrant Trap

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES - STORIES

1 Amber Bracken, Canada, Standing Rock
2 Lalo de Almeida, Brazil, for Folha de São Paulo Victims of the Zika Virus
3 Peter Bauza, Germany, Copacabana Palace

DAILY LIFE - SINGLES

1 Paula Bronstein, USA, for Time Lightbox / 
 Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War
2 Tiejun Wang, China, Sweat Makes Champions
3 Matthieu Paley, France, for National Geographic Magazine 
 China’s Wild West

DAILY LIFE - STORIES

1 Tomas Munita, Chile, for The New York Times Cuba on the Edge of Change
2 Elena Anosova, Russia, Out of the Way
3 Francesco Comello, Italy, Isle of Salvation

GENERAL NEWS - SINGLES

1 Laurent Van der Stockt, France, Getty Reportage for Le Monde Offensive on Mosul
2 Santi Palacios, Spain Left Alone
3 Noel Celis, Philippines, Agence France-Presse Inside the Philippines' Most Overcrowded Jail


GENERAL NEWS - STORIES

1 Daniel Berehulak, Australia, for The New York Times They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals
2 Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, for The New York Times Iraq’s Battle to Reclaim Its Cities
3 Alessio Romenzi, Italy, We Are Not Taking Any Prisoners

LONG-TERM PROJECTS
1 Valery Melnikov, Russia, Rossia Segodnya Black Days of Ukraine 2 Hossein Fatemi, Iran, Panos Pictures An Iranian Journey
3 Markus Jokela, Finland, Helsingin Sanomat Table Rock, Nebraska

NATURE - SINGLES

1 Francis Pérez, Spain Caretta Caretta Trapped
2 Nayan Khanolkar, India, Big Cat in My Backyard
3 Jaime Rojo, Spain, Monarchs in the Snow

NATURE - STORIES

1 Brent Stirton, South Africa, Getty Images for 
 National Geographic Magazine Rhino Wars
2 Ami Vitale, USA, for National Geographic Magazine Pandas Gone Wild
3 Bence Máté, Hungary, Now You See Me

PEOPLE - SINGLES

1 Magnus Wennman, Sweden, Aftonbladet What ISIS Left Behind
2 Robin Hammond, New Zealand, NOOR Images for Witness Change Praying for a Miracle
3 Kristina Kormilitsyna, Russia, Kommersant Newspaper Fidelity

PEOPLE - STORIES

1 Michael Vince Kim, USA, Aenikkaeng
2 Antonio Gibotta, Italy, Agenzia Controluce Enfarinat
3 Jay Clendenin, USA, Los Angeles Times Olympians

SPORTS - SINGLES
1 Tom Jenkins, UK, The Guardian Grand National Steeplechase
2 Cameron Spencer, Australia, Getty Images The Dive
3 Kai Oliver Pfaffenbach, Germany, Thomson Reuters Rio's Golden Smile

SPORTS - STORIES
1 Giovanni Capriotti, Italy, Boys Will Be Boys
2 Michael Hanke, Czech Republic, Youth Chess Tournaments
3 Darren Calabrese, Canada, Adaptive Athlete

SPOT NEWS - SINGLES
1 Jamal Taraqai, Pakistan, European Pressphoto Agency Pakistan Bomb Blast
2 Abd Doumany, Syria, Agence France-Presse Medics Assist a Wounded Girl
3 Felipe Dana, Brazil, The Associated Press Battle for Mosul

SPOT NEWS - STORIES

1 Burhan Ozbilici, Turkey, The Associated Press An Assassination in Turkey
2 Ameer Alhalbi, Syria, Agence France-Presse Rescued From the Rubble
3 Mathieu Willcocks, UK, Mediterranean Migration


Overview of first-prize winners
 for Digital Storytelling

First Prize - Immersive Storytelling 

The Dig

Team:
Topaz Adizes, Executive Director, Creative Director
Mike Knowlton, Executive Director, Creative Director, Creative Technologist
Carla Tramullas, Creative Director, UX Designer
Julia Gorbach, Creative Director
Mark Harris, Creative Director, Creative Technologist
Joe Wheeler, UX Designer
Olivier H. Beauchesne, Data Visualization
Season 1:

Julia Gorbach, Director, Producer, Additional Camera & Sound

Carla Tramullas Director, Cinematographer

Dane Benko, Editor

Nicholas D’Agostino Editor

Mériem Dehbi-Talbot, Associate Producer

Grace Larkin, Associate Producer
Julius Bowditch, Associate Producer
Paige Pol, Associate Producer

Hans Lueders, Associate Producer
Organization: The Skin Deep + Murmur



First Prize - Innovative Storytelling

A New Age of Walls

Team:
Zoeann Murphy, Video Reporter
Anthony Faiola, Berlin Bureau Chief
Reem Akkad, Senior Video Producer
Kat Downs Mulder, Graphics Director
Kevin Schaul, Graphics Editor
Douglas Jehl, Foreign Editor
Samuel Granados, Senior Graphics Editor
Organization: The Washington Post




First Prize - Short Form

Claressa

Team:
Zackary Canepari, Director
Carter Gunn, Editor
Christopher ISenberg, Producer

Christopher Gary, Producer
Drea Cooper, Producer
Sue Jaye Johnson, Producer, Cinematography, Additional Interviews
Sophia Rose, Cinematography
Jessica Dimmock, Cinematography
Mo Scarpelli, Cinematography
Matthew Joynt, Original Music
Nate Sandberg, Original Music
Gregg White, Coloring
Brian Susko, Sound Mix
Lindsey Phillips, Additional Editing
Organization: Co-produced by Great Big Story and Victory Journal 


First Prize - Long Form

When The Spirit Moves

Team: 

Justin Maxon, Director, Cinematographer

Jared Moossy, Director, Cinematographer

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