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Friday, 15 February 2013

THe World Press Photo of the Year 2012


The international jury of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. They are being taken to a mosque for the burial ceremony while their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was put in intensive care. The picture was made on 20 November 2012 in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories.
The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 54 photographers of 32 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Palestinian Territories, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
The members of the jury announced the winners at a press conference held at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam on 15 February.
From World Press Photo

Another awarded, Daniel Rodrigues, a 25 year-old unemployed Portuguese photo journalist was awarded by the World Press Photo contest. Unfortunately he had to sell his camera and  at the moment he hasn't got any photography equipment because due to his situation he is going through hard times. This is what's happening in Portugal to most people and especially to people like Daniel, who deal with art, life is being quite difficult.

                         Football in Guinea-Bissau
This is  Daniel's awarded photo in the category of "Daily Life"
The photo was of the many he took when he was in Guinea-Bissau,a Portuguese former colony.Daniel spent a month there last summer and used to play football with the boys.His stay was connected to his involvement in a humanitarian campaign in Guinea-Bissau last year during a month.

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