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Sunday, February 12, 2006


World Photo of the Year 2005

World Press Photo of the Year 2005
Finbarr O'Reilly, Canada, Reuters

4,448 professional photographers from 122 countries entered 83,044 images in the most prestigious annual international competition in press photography, The 2005 World Press Photo. Yesterday, the international jury chose winners in ten categories as well as the Photo of the Year, which went to Canadian photographer Finbarr O'Reilly of Reuters. The picture (above) shows the emaciated fingers of a one-year-old child pressed against the lips of his mother at an emergency feeding clinic in Niger. A devastating swarm of locusts and the worst drought in decades left millions of people short of food in the African state. The picture was taken in Tahoua, northwestern Niger, on 1 August 2005.

Other Winners:

Spot News: 1st prize singles Mohamed Azakir, Lebanon, Reuters; 1st prize stories Ben Curtis, United Kingdom, The Associated Press

General News: 1st prize singles David Guttenfelder, USA, The Associated Press; 1st prize stories Uriel Sinai, Israel, for Getty Images

People in the News: 1st prize singles Sven Torfinn, The Netherlands, Panos Pictures; 1st prize stories Todd Heisler, USA, Rocky Mountain News

Sports Action: 1st prize singles John G. Mabanglo, USA, European Pressphoto Agency; 1st prize stories Donald Miralle, Jr., USA, Getty Images

Sports Features: 1st prize singles Henry Agudelo, Colombia, El Colombiano; 1st prize stories Mark & Jenny Evans, Australia

Contemporary Issues: 1st prize singles Yannis Kontos, Greece, Polaris Images; 1st prize stories Olivier Jobard, France, Sipa Press for Paris Match

Daily Life: 1st prize singles Sergey Maximishin, Russia, Focus for Newsweek Russia; 1st prize stories Jacob Aue Sobol, Denmark

Portraits: 1st prize singles Pieter Hugo, South Africa, Corbis; 1st prize stories Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos

Arts and Entertainment: 1st prize singles Shayne Robinson, South Africa, PhotoWire Africa for the Globe and Mail; 1st prize stories Åsa Sjöström, Sweden

Nature: 1st prize singles Massimo Mastrorillo, Italy ; 1st prize stories Kieran Dodds, United Kingdom, The Herald/Evening Times


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