Photographs of the year according to the most prestigious World Press Photo contest

The jury of the prestigious prize in the field of photojournalism World Press Photo Contest announced the laureates of the 59th annual photo contest on the 18th of February. This time they faced a difficulty to make a choice out of 82 951 works sent by 5775 photographers from 128 countries of the world.
The prize of the international press World Press Photo conteestwas awarded to Australian Warren Richardson for the picture "Hope for a new life” in the “Photo of the year”. The photo shows refugees passing the child through a barbed wired fence.
Among the laureates of the year 2016, there are two Russian photographers. Vladimir Pesnya received the first prize in the "Sport" category for the photo "Hockey in Vetluga". Sergei Ponomarev, who photographed a photo story about the migration crisis in Europe, took the first prize in the "News" category. The award ceremony washeld in late April 2016 in Amsterdam.