World Press Photo re­veals 2018 fi­nal­ists

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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 world­ for more de­tails.

José Vic­tor Salazar Balza catch­ing fire dur­ing a protest

A boy is cared for by the Iraqi Spe­cial Forces

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