Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici of Associate Press was awarded the World Press Photo in Amsterdam on Monday. He won with his photo of 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, who gunned down a Russian ambassador in Turkey on December 19th last year. The photo was taken during the attack on ambassador Andrei Karlov.
Eman Mohammed, a Palestinian photographer living in the United States, had to cancel a trip to Amsterdam to be in the World Press judging panel because of American president Donald Trump's decision to close the U.S. borders to people from seven Muslim countries. While Palestine is not on the list of banned countries, it is also not considered a country by the U.S. and there is therefore a chance that Mohammed may not be allowed back into the country, she wrote on Facebook.
Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 award with his photograph of a refugee father handing his baby through barbed wire across the Serbia-Hungary border.
World Press Photo has revoked Giovanni Troilo's first prize for his story titled "La Ville Noir - The Dark Heart of Europe" in the 2015 Photo Contest, the organization announced on its website yesterday.
Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen’s image of a young gay couple in St. Petersburg was named World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.
Over 75,000 people visited the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam's Dam Square to view the 57th World Press Photo exhibition. The collection showcases winning entries to the annual contest for news photographs produced during the previous year.