57th World Press Photo Contest and 4th Multimedia Contest Awards Ceremony will held on Thursday 24 April 2014 and Friday 25 April 2014 at Compagnietheater, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The event is filled with activities, including presentations, discussions about issues in the photographic industry, exhibitions and the Awards Ceremony. This year’s Awards Days will include events at two new locations: Compagnietheater and De Nieuwe Kerk. The 2014 Sem Presser Lecture will be given by fine art photographer Edward Burtynsky and is titled “Consuming Nature.”
The winners of the prestigious 57th annual World Press Photo competition were announced in Amsterdam.
John Stanmeyer from the U.S. received the prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2013. Photo of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit to Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Sara Naomi Lewkowicz picking up 1st prize in the Contemporary Issues category for her series on domestic violence in Ohio, William Daniels winning 2nd prize in the General News category for his work on violence and unrest in Central African Republic, and Peter van Agtmael being awarded 2nd prize in the People/Observed Portraits category for his portraits of Iraq veteran Bobby Henline.
For more detail of winners and nominations visit awardsandwinners.com.