The World Press Photo winners 2014, and their amazing pictures

Final fight for Maidan. Jérôme Sessini. Spot News 2015. 2nd prize stories. After several months of violence, anti-government protesters remained mobilized by holding barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square, known simply as the Maidan
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The World Press Photo winners 2014, and their amazing pictures
Worldpress photo 2014
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Final fight for Maidan. Jérôme Sessini. Spot News 2015. 2nd prize stories. After several months of violence, anti-government protesters remained mobilized by holding barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square, known simply as the Maidan
The World Press Photo of the year 2014 has been awarded to Danish photographer Mads Nissen, for a picture of a gay couple in St Petersburg. Here it is, alongside a selection of other winning images from the 58th World Press Photo contest

From Ebola, Ucrania, Gay couples in Russia and China's Christmas factory a world of amaizing photographers and photos in this mythical contest. View the some of winning images from the 58th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from more than 95,000 images submitted to the contest. Our selection, below, all collections here.

2015 Photo Contest.-

5,692 photographers.
131 nationalities.
97,912 pictures.

 

Jon and Alex Mads. Nissen World Press Photo of the Year. Contemporary Issues 2015. 1st prize singles. Jon, 21, and Alex, 25 are a couple. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is becoming more and more difficult in Russia.Istanbul Protest. Bulent Kilic. Spot News 2015. 1st prize singles. A young girl was wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors after the funeral of Berkin Elvan, a 15-year-old boy who died from injuries suffered during anti-government protests.Christmas Factory Ronghui Chen. Contemporary Issues 2015. 2nd prize singles. Wei, a 19-year-old Chinese worker, wearing a face mask and a Santa cap, stands next to Christmas decorations being dried in a factory, as red powder used as coloring hovers in the air.Crime Without Punishment. Jérôme Sessini. Spot News 2015. 1st prize stories. Under the baking July sun of eastern Ukraine, human remains lay spread over a large area as pro-Russian militiamen brandished their weapons to keep European observers away.Final fight for Maidan. Jérôme Sessini. Spot News 2015. 2nd prize stories. After several months of violence, anti-government protesters remained mobilized by holding barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square, known simply as the Maidan.Final fight for Maidan. Jérôme Sessini. Spot News 2015. 2nd prize stories. After several months of violence, anti-government protesters remained mobilized by holding barricades in Kiev’s Independence Square, known simply as the Maidan.Monkey Training for a Circus. Yongzhi Chu Nature 2015. 1st prize singles. A monkey cowers as its trainer Qi Defang approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province, China.The Dark Heart of Europe. Giovanni Troilo. Contemporary Issues 2015. 1st prize stories. Charleroi, a town near Brussels, has experienced the collapse of industrial manufacturing, rising unemployment, increasing immigration and outbreak of micro-criminality.Side Effects Kacper Kowalski Long-Term Projects 2015. 2nd prize stories. Side Effects is a documentary photo project about the complicated relationship between humans and nature.Rescue Operation Massimo Sestini General News 2015 2nd prize singles  After hundreds of men, women and children had drowned in 2013 off the coast of Sicily and Malta, the Italian government put its navy to work under a campaign called “Mare Nostrum” rescuing refugees at sea.Conquering Speed Sergei Ilnitsky Sports 2015. 2nd prize stories. Ski jumping is a sport of courageous and strong athletes who overcome fear and uncertainty to challenge flight. Years of training help them understand the wind streams and subdue themselves to an unrealistic speed for a human.Blue Sky. Days Tomas van Houtryve. Contemporary Issues 2015. 3rd prize stories. The photographer bought his own drone, mounted a camera and traveled across the United States looking for situations similar to those mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen. Eritrean Wedding. Malin Fezehai Daily Life. 3rd prize singles. The wedding of two Eritreans who came to Israel as refugees. They are among about 50,000 African asylum seekers living in Israel, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan.Family Love 1993-2014. Darcy Padilla. Long-Term Projects 2015. 1st prize stories. I first met Julie on January 28, 1993. For the next 21 years I have photographed Julie Baird and her family’s complex story of poverty, AIDS, drugs, multiple homes, relationships, births, deaths, loss and reunion.