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Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. She now runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.

Healing Children of War

Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and photograph from the Vietnam war, running naked from an airborne attack, horribly burned with napalm, in June of 1972. She now runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO.

Steve McCurry •• Philippines.

The Boy With Sand on His Face

Aside from being lens magnets, Filipino children are virtual show offs when presented with an opportunity to be in front of the camera.

Priest Luis Padillo offers last rites to a loyalist soldier who is mortally wounded by a sniper during military rebellion against President Bétancourt at Puerto Cabello naval base in Venezuela. (Héctor Rondón Lovera) 1962 World Press Award

Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

Every year since the World Press Association gathers in Amsterdam to pick a picture of the year. Here's every photo that's won from the past 55 years or so. Powerful stuff.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry Curated

Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element.

Among the winners of this year’s recently announced World Press Photo Awards is this hauntingly intimate and beautiful insight into an Italian couple’s battle with Alzheimer’s. The images are remarkably sad and powerful, and in stark black and white capture the pain, and love, that wed the couple together.

niño rebelde de 7 años con un arma

recreoviral

En el mundo existen personas que parecen olvidar lo terrible o bello que este mundo puede ser, porque piensan que no hay mucho por hacer fuera de nuestra zona de confort. Pero más allá de eso existen cosas que son horribles y hermosas, impresionantes y tristes, positivas o negativas. Estas fotogr

Mads Nissen - 2015 Jon and Alex, a gay couple, share an intimate moment at Alex’s home, a small apartment in St Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

2015 Mads Nissen CI1

Jon and Alex, a gay couple, share an intimate moment at Alex’s home, a small apartment in St Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups. Jon en Alex, een homostel, in de intimiteit van Alex’ kleine appartement in Sint-Petersburg, Rusland. Het dagelijkse…

Massimo Sestini - 2015 Refugees crowd on board a boat some 25 kilometers from the Libyan coast, prior to being rescued by an Italian naval frigate working as part of Operation Mare Nostrum (OMN). The search-and-rescue operation was put in place by the Italian government, in response to the drowning of hundreds of migrants off the island of Lampedusa at the end of 2013. The numbers of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea rose sharply in 2014, as a result of conflicts.

2015 Massimo Sestini SN2

Refugees crowd on board a boat some 25 kilometers from the Libyan coast, prior to being rescued by an Italian naval frigate working as part of Operation Mare Nostrum (OMN). The search-and-rescue operation was put in place by the Italian government, in response to the drowning of hundreds of migrants off the island of Lampedusa at the end of 2013. The numbers of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea rose sharply in 2014, as a result of conflicts or persecution in Syria…

Ronghui Chen - Wei works in a factory in Yiwu, eastern China, coating polystyrene snowflakes with red powder. He wears a Christmas hat to protect his hair, and goes through at least six face masks a day. According to the Chinese government press agency, 600 factories in Yiwu produce around 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations. The factories are staffed largely by migrant laborers, who work 12-hour days for between 270 and 400 euros a month.

2015 Ronghui Chen CI2

Wei works in a factory in Yiwu, eastern China, coating polystyrene snowflakes with red powder. He wears a Christmas hat to protect his hair, and goes through at least six face masks a day. According to the Chinese government press agency, 600 factories in Yiwu produce around 60 percent of the world’s Christmas decorations. The factories are staffed largely by migrant laborers, who work 12-hour days for between 270 and 400 euros a month. Wei, who comes from rural Guizhou, 1,500 kilometers…

Fulvio Bugani - 2015 Shinta Ratri (center) sits among pupils at Pesantren Waria Al Fatah, a religious school for transgender people in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, on the southern coast of Java. Waria is a combination of wanita, the Indonesian word for ‘woman’, and pria, the word for ‘man’, and is often used to describe transgender women. Waria in Indonesia generally live in isolated communities and suffer a degree of marginalization and discrimination.

World Press Photo

Shinta Ratri (center) sits among pupils at Pesantren Waria Al Fatah, a religious school for transgender people in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, on the southern coast of Java. Waria is a combination of wanita, the Indonesian word for ‘woman’, and pria, the word for ‘man’, and is often used to describe transgender women. Waria in Indonesia generally live in isolated communities and suffer a degree of marginalization and discrimination. The pesantren is located in Shinta Ratri’s family home, and is the…

Malin Fezehai - 2015 The wedding of an Eritrean couple, who came to Israel as refugees, is celebrated in Haifa. There are around 50,000 African asylum seekers in Israel, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan.

World Press Photo

The wedding of an Eritrean couple, who came to Israel as refugees, is celebrated in Haifa. There are around 50,000 African asylum seekers in Israel, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan.

Hombre soldando llorando

recreoviral

En el mundo existen personas que parecen olvidar lo terrible o bello que este mundo puede ser, porque piensan que no hay mucho por hacer fuera de nuestra zona de confort. Pero más allá de eso existen cosas que son horribles y hermosas, impresionantes y tristes, positivas o negativas. Estas fotogr

Åsa Sjöström - 2015 Igor whispers into his friend Renat’s ear, at a school in northern Moldova. It is Igor’s birthday, and his grandmother has given him chocolate to hand out to his classmates. Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. In the past 10 years, one-third of the working population has gone abroad in search of better-paying jobs. Children often find themselves looked after by elderly relatives, or left in orphanage boarding schools. Igor has a twin brother.

World Press Photo

Igor whispers into his friend Renat’s ear, at a school in northern Moldova. It is Igor’s birthday, and his grandmother has given him chocolate to hand out to his classmates. Moldova is Europe’s poorest country. In the past 10 years, one-third of the working population has gone abroad in search of better-paying jobs. Children often find themselves looked after by elderly relatives, or left in orphanage boarding schools. Igor has a twin brother. They do not know their father and their mother…

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