From photographs of humans at their best and worst, to those of endangered animals and environmental destruction, this is a fascinating – and at times disturbing and depressing – commentary on our world and its inhabitants.
3rd prize, Spot News single image: Mideast Crisis Iraq Mosul, by Goran Tomasevic, Reuters. March 3, 2017 An Iraqi Special Forces soldier some moments after shooting dead a suspected suicide bomber, during the offensive to retake Mosul.
2nd prize, Spot News single image: Car Attack, by Ryan M. Kelly, The Daily Progress. August 12, 2017: People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA.
A striking image of a Venezuelan protester engulfed by flames has won the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Contest. The annual award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year.
newsweek.com: The 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Contest Winners