List of winners of the World Press Photo awards

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 5:36 AM
List of winners of the World Press Photo awards

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Winners of the World Press Photo awards.

WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2014:

Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia.

SPOT NEWS SINGLES:

1. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse. Girl wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors, Istanbul, March 12.

2. Tyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times. After Israeli ordnance struck a beach in Gaza City, July 16.

3. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse. Air strike on IS militants, Tilsehir Hill near Turkish border in Syria, Oct. 23.

SPOT NEWS STORIES:

1. Jerome Sessini, France, Magnum Photos for Time. "Crime Without Punishment" - MH 17 flight disaster, Ukraine, July 17/18.

2. Jerome Sessini, France, Magnum Photos for De Standaard. Final Fight for Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 19-21.

3. Arash Khamooshi, Iran, ISNA. A Story of a Last-Minute Act of Forgiveness, Nour Mazandaran, Iran, Apr. 15.

GENERAL NEWS SINGLES:

1. Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia, European Pressphoto Agency. Kitchen table after mortar attack, Donetsk, Ukraine, Aug. 26.

2. Massimo Sestini, Italy. Operation Mare Nostrum - Boat refugees rescued by the Italian Navy, June 7.

3. Gianfranco Tripodo, Italy, Contrasto. Sub-Saharan migrant hiding from Guardia Civil, Melilla, Spain, April 24.

GENERAL NEWS STORIES:

1. Pete Muller, USA, Prime for National Geographic / The Washington Post. The Viral Insurgent: Ebola in Sierra Leone.

2. Glenna Gordon, USA. Traces of the Abducted Schoolgirls, Nigeria.

3. Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, for The New York Times. Gaza Conflict.

SPORTS SINGLES:

1. Bao Tailiang, China, Chengdu Economic Daily. The Final Game.

2. Al Bello, USA, Getty Images. The Beckham Catch.

3. Mark Metcalfe, UK. 63 Not Out - Phillip Hughes of South Australia is helped by New South Wales players.

SPORTS STORIES:

1. Kieran Doherty, Ireland. Ground Pass Holders at Wimbledon.

2. Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia, European Pressphoto Agency. Conquering Speed - Ski Jumping World Cup, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

3. No prize given

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES:

1. Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2. Ronghui Chen, China, City Express. Worker at a Christmas decoration factory, China.

3. Fulvio Bugani, Italy. Waria: Being a Different Muslim, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES:

1. Giovanni Troilo, Italy, Luz Photo. Charleroi: La Ville Noir - The Dark Heart of Europe.

2. Giulio Di Sturco, Italy. Chollywood - Chinese movie industry.

3. Tomas van Houtryve, Belgium, VII for Harper's Magazine. Blue Sky Days.

Honorable mention:

Fatemeh Behboudi, Iran. Mothers of Patience.

DAILY LIFE SINGLES:

1. Cai Sheng Xiang, China, Fuzhou Ping Yi Environmental Art Design. The bull market, Liangchun, Sichuan Province, China.

2. Aasa Sjoestroem, Sweden, Moment Agency / INSTITUTE for Socionomen / UNICEF. Twin Brothers Igor and Arthur celebrate their birthday in an orphanage, Moldova.

3. Malin Fezehai, Eritrea/Sweden, for Time. Eritrean wedding, Haifa, Israel.

DAILY LIFE STORIES:

1. Michele Palazzi, Italy, Contrasto. Mongolia, Black Gold Hotel.

2. Sarker Protick, Bangladesh. What Remains.

3. Turi Calafato, Italy. Behind a Window Blind, Nagoya, Japan.

PORTRAITS SINGLES:

1. Raphaela Rosella, Australia, Oculi. Laurinda.

2. Liu Song, China. Woman accused of being a sex worker.

3. Lisa Krantz, USA, San Antonio Express-News. Disco Girl.

PORTRAITS STORIES:

1. Sofia Valiente, USA, The Clewiston News / Time. Miracle Village.

2. Andy Rocchelli, Italy, Cesura. Russian Interiors.

3. Paolo Verzone, Italy, Agence Vu. Cadets.

NATURE SINGLES:

1. Yongzhi Chu, China. Monkey being trained for circus, Suzhou, Anhui Province, China.

2. Ami Vitale, USA, National Geographic. Saving Africa's Great Animals - orphaned rhino.

3. Sandra Hoyn, Germany, for Geo. Indonesia's Last Orangutans - Angelo.

NATURE STORIES:

1. Anand Varma, USA, for National Geographic Magazine. Mindsuckers - the bizarre world of mind-controlling parasites.

2. Christian Ziegler, Germany, National Geographic Magazine / Geo. Vegetables with an Attitude - carnivorous plants of the world.

3. Paolo Marchetti, Italy. Cold Blood Colombia - intensive caiman farming.

LONG-TERM PROJECTS:

1. Darcy Padilla, USA, Agence Vu. Family Love 1993-2014 - The Julie Project.

2. Kacper Kowalski, Poland, Panos Pictures. Side Effects.

3. Lu Guang, China. Development and Pollution in Ten Years.