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World Press Photo 2016 in MOSTRA a ROMA

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Il Premio World Press Photo è uno dei più importanti riconoscimenti nell’ambito del foto- giornalismo. Ogni anno, da 59 anni, una giuria indipendente, formata da esperti internazionali, è chiamata ad esprimersi su migliaia di domande di partecipazione inviate alla Fondazione di Amsterdam da fotogiornalisti provenienti da tutto il mondo.

Per questa edizione le immagini sottoposte alla giuria del concorso World Press Photo sono state 82,951 immagini, inviate da 5.775 fotografi di 128 nazionalità.

La mostra World Press Photo 2016 si terrà a Roma presso il Museo di Roma in Trastevere dal 29 aprile al 29 maggio 2016. La mostra sarà visitabile da martedì a domenica dalle 10:00 alle 20:00 e straordinariamente per cinque venerdì sera fino alle ore 23.00.

La giuria, che ha suddiviso i lavori in otto categorie, ha premiato 42 fotografi provenienti da 21 paesi.

La foto dell’anno, scelta nella categoria Spot News, è del fotografo australiano Warren Richardson, realizzata a Roske, in Ungheria, al confine con la Serbia, il 28 agosto del 2015. L’immagine, che si intitola Hope for new life, mostra un uomo che fa passare un bimbo attraverso il filo spinato ed è stata scelta per illustrare la situazione drammatica dei migranti che nel 2015 si è imposta sull’attualità.

Migrants crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary.

Richardson è un fotografo freelance, attualmente vive a Budapest, in Ungheria. Ha spiegato così come ha scattato la foto: “Ero accampato con i rifugiati da cinque giorni sul confine. Un gruppo di circa 200 persone è arrivato, posizionandosi sotto gli alberi lungo la linea di recin- zione. Prima sono passate le donne e i bambini, poi i padri e gli uomini anziani. Devo essere stato con questo gruppo per circa cinque ore, giocando al gatto e il topo con la polizia per tutta la notte. Non ho utilizzato il flash perchè altrimenti la polizia avrebbe potuto vedere quelle persone. Ho scattato la foto grazie alla luce del chiaro di luna”.

Ecco alcuni delle immagini vincitrici nelle altre categorie:

General News, 1st prize singles
Mauricio Lima, Brazil, for The New York Times
IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital, 1 August, Hasaka, Syria

A doctor rubs ointment on the burns of a 16-year-old Islamic State fighter named Jacob in front of a poster of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, at a Y.P.G. hospital compound on the outskirts of Hasaka, Syria on 01 August 2015.

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Spot News, 1st prize stories
Sameer Al-Doumy, Syria, Agence France-Presse 
 Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria, 2015

Aftermath of Airstrikes in Syria
Story: The city of Douma in Syria lies in opposition-held Eastern Ghouta, an agricultural area on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Douma and other small towns in Eastern Ghouta came under heavy shelling and bombardment. Responsibility for the attacks was difficult to verify.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that parts of the region had been under continuous siege by government forces since 2013, resulting in severe shortages of food and medical supplies. People fleeing the attacks, and the deprivation caused by the siege, joined the millions of internally displaced people within Syria and the 4.6 million registered refugees abroad.

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Sports, 1st prize singles
Christian Walgram, Austria, GEPA pictures 
 FIS World Championships 


February 8, 2015. Czech skier Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill portion of the alpine combined contest, at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Bank stumbled and lost control just before the final jump. He was hospitalized with concussion and facial injuries.

ALPINE SKIING - FIS Ski WC Vail/ Beaver Creek 2015

Sports, 1st prize stories
Vladimir Pesnya, Russia, Sputnik 
 Vetluga’s Hockey 


Vetluga’s Hockey
Story: HC Vetluga is an amateur ice hockey team in the small town of Vetluga, some 230km north of Novgorod, in Russia. The team participates in regional championships. The players’ stadium is simply a fenced-off area of ice in the open air. HC Vetluga comprises people of all ages, from schoolchildren to pensioners.

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Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles
Zhang Lei, China, Tianjin Daily 
 Haze in China 


December 10, 2015. A cloud of smog hangs over Tianjin, in northeastern China.
Tianjin, the fourth most populous city in China, is an industrial and logistics hub. Its port forms a gateway to the national capital, Beijing. Hazardous smog blanketing China’s northeast triggered red alerts in a number of cities throughout the month, including Beijing and Tianjin. Schools were advised to stop classes, and people were told to stay inside and restrict vehicle use.

© Zhang Lei - Haze in China

Daily Life, 1st prize singles
Kevin Frayer, Canada, Getty Images 
 China’s Coal Addiction 


Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, on 26 November 2015.
A history of heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the toxic pollutants widely cited by scientists and environmentalists as the primary cause of global warming.

China's Coal Dependence A Challenge For Climate

People, 1st prize singles
Matic Zorman, Slovenia 
 Waiting to Register 


October 7, 2015. Refugee children covered in rain capes wait in line to be registered. Most refugees who crossed into Serbia continued their journey north, towards countries of the European Union.

© Matic Zorman - Waiting to Register

Nature, 1st prize singles
Rohan Kelly, Australia, Daily Telegraph 
 Storm Front on Bondi Beach 


November 6, 2015. A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach.
The cloud was part of a weather front that brought violent thunderstorms, with local media reporting damaging winds, hailstones the size of golf balls, and heavy rainfall. Shelf clouds are low cloud banks often with smooth or layered surfaces, and black, turbulent bases.

Abbey Earl for Flickerfest

Nature, 1st prize stories
Tim Laman, USA, for National Geographic, Tough Times for Orangutans

Orangutans are found in the wild only in the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. Sumatran orangutans are on the IUCN Red List as a ‘critically endangered’ species, with around 7,000 living out of captivity. Borneo orangutans, the world’s largest tree-dwelling animal, are listed as endangered. Numbers of both are decreasing sharply. Orangutans are facing a crisis in habitat, as logging activity, conversion to agriculture, and fires consume their forests. They are also poached for the illegal pet trade. In 2015, wildfires—spurred by drought and the effects of El Niño—devastated vast areas of rainforest in Sumatra and Borneo, driving out orangutans and putting them in increased danger from poachers, and into conflict with farmers as they searched for food.

© Tim Laman - Tough Times for Orangutans 01

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