World Press Photo reveals 2018 finalists
THE SIX finalists for the World Press Photo of the Year 2018 competition have been announced. This year is the first time the six nominees have been announced ahead of the ceremony.
The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the past year. Each nominated photograph, including all singles and stories in seven of the eight contest categories, is eligible for the World Press Photo of the Year.
The six fi nalists are Patrick Brown (Australia); Adam Ferguson (Australia); Toby Melville (UK); Ivor Prickett (Ireland), who has been nominated twice with his pictures from Mosul; and Ronaldo Schemidt ( Venezuela). Schemidt’s image ‘ Venezuela Crisis’ is pictured top, and depicts José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catching fi re amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.
The overall winning image will be announced on 12 April, at the World Press Photo Awards Show in Amsterdam. Visit worldpressphoto.org for more details.
José Victor Salazar Balza catching fire during a protest
A boy is cared for by the Iraqi Special Forces