Budapest, Kossuth tér 12.

szeptember 22 - október 23.

Díjazott képek az elmúlt év eseményeiről. Válogatás 5,034 fotóriporter, 80,408 pályázatra küldött fotójából.

kedd, szerda, csütörtök, vasárnap:
10.00 – 18.00 óráig;

péntek, szombat október 23.:
10.00 - 20.00 óráig.

Teljes árú belépőjegy: 2100 Ft
Kedvezményes belépőjegy (diák és nyugdíjas): 1000 Ft
Családi jegy (1-2 felnőtt, 1-3 gyerek):
4400 Ft

Máté Bence: Láthatalanul
"Az év természetfotósa” (Wildlife Photographer of the Year) világverseny történetének legeredményesebb fotógráfusának gyűjteményes kiállítása.


Teljes árú belépőjegy: 2100 Ft
Kedvezményes belépőjegy: 1000 Ft
Családi jegy (1-2 felnőtt, 1-3 gyerek):
4400 Ft

A World Press Photo budapesti kiállítása már harmincnyolc éve mutat tükröt az elmúlt évnek. Díjnyertes fotókon át láthatjuk az elmúlt év eseményeit, hétköznapjait, sportját, azokat az embereket, akik a hírekben szerepelnek. Olyan bepillantást tesz lehetővé, ami sehol máshol nem található. Óriási mértékben járul ahhoz, hogy tisztábban lássuk a világ eseményeit, hogy megértsük mi zajlik körülöttünk.





A kiállítás teljes időszaka alatt rendszeresen szervezünk tárlatvezetéseket előre egyeztetett időpontban.


Kiállítás szervező: Révész Tamás


World Press Photo Foundation




Burhan Ozbilici


Az  év sajtófotója, 2016
Burhan Ozbilici, The Associated Press
Title: An Assassination in Turkey

Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouts after shooting Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey.

Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. He wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout.

Jonathan Bachman

Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Singles

Jonathan Bachman, ThomsonReuters
Title: Taking A Stand In Baton Rouge

Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA, on 9 July 2016. Evans, a 28-year-old Pennsylvania nurse and mother of one, traveled to Baton Rouge to protest against the shooting of Alton Sterling. Sterling was a 37-year-old black man and father of five, who was shot at close range by two white police officers. The shooting, captured on a multitude of cell phone videos, aggravated the unrest coursing through the United States in previous years over the use of excessive force by police, particularly against black men.

Vadim Ghirda

Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Singles

Vadim Ghirda, TheAssociated Press
Title: Migrant Crossing

A woman is supported by two men while crossing a river, as refugees attempt to reach Macedonia on a route that would bypass the border fence, on 14 March 2016. Hundreds of refugees walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border on this day, shortly after the closure of Macedonia's borders, determined to head north despite the dangers of the crossing.

Daniel Etter

Contemporary Issues - Third Prize, Singles

Daniel Etter
Title: The Libyan Migrant Trap

Two Nigerian refugees cry and embrace in a detention center for refugees in Surman, Libya, on 17 August 2016. The detention center houses hundreds of women escaping precarious conditions. Many claim they are regularly beaten or sexually assaulted, and receive insufficient amounts of food and water at the center. Most of these women were attempting to reach Europe by being smuggled across the Mediterranean in boats setting sail from neighboring Sabratah.

Amber Bracken



Contemporary Issues - First Prize, Stories

Amber Bracken
Title: Standing Rock

For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and threatening their water supply. The estimated $3.78 billion project, backed by Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly complete, covering almost 1,172 miles. In military vehicles and body armor, police used tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons against the protesters, and have been accused of inhumane treatment of arrestees.

Riot police clear marchers from a secondary road outside a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) worker camp using rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and arrests. In other incidents they've employed militarized vehicles, water canons, tear gas and have been accused of using percussion grenades.

In camp, everyday tasks like cooking and chopping wood are the front line. Here, men unload a massive donation of firewood.

Jesse Jaso, 12, enters the Unity Teepee, at the Sacred Stone Camp. The teepee is signed by camp supporters from all over North America and around the world. Oceti Sakowin, or the Seven Council Fires, is the true name of the great Sioux nation and refers to the coming together of the different factions of the tribe. Oglala, Cheyenne, Ut, Cree, Hopi and non-indigenous all are among the 200+ tribes represented in the camps and on the front lines. The last time there was a similar gathering was before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876.




Contemporary Issues - Second Prize, Stories

Lalo de Almeida, for Folha de São Paulo
Title: Victims Of The Zika Virus

For nearly 10 months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their allies camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing their territory and threatening their water supply. The estimated $3.78 billion project, backed by Energy Transfer Partners, is nearly complete, covering almost 1,172 miles. In military vehicles and body armor, police used tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and water cannons against the protesters, and have been accused of inhumane treatment of arrestees.

Heloá, seven months old, takes a bottle of milk on her grandmother's lap at the family's home in Areia. She and her
sister Heloísa were born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus.

Marcela (2) observes her sisters in her mother's lap at the family's home in the rural area of Areia. Twin sisters Heloisa (left) and Heloá (right) were born seven months prior with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus.

Peter  Bauza

Peter  Bauza

Contemporary Issues - Third Prize, Stories

Peter Bauza
Title: Copacabana Palace

“Copacabana Palace”, an ironically named series of condominiums in Brazil, houses more than 300 homeless families. Built more than 30 years ago, construction on this complex was never finished and has since become squatted. A lack of fresh water, electricity, or a working sewage system means residents here often face serious health problems. Most of the people here come from favela communities, some of whom may have been offered social housing as part of governmental rehousing schemes that they don't feel safe enough to occupy due to the presence of drug-gang families. According to official statistics from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, it is estimated that there are 1.8 million homeless people in Brazil.
A pastor, who also lives in the occupied buildings, explains all the construction problems. A couple of weeks ago, the hall floors from a building crashed down at night. Fortunately everybody was sleeping and nothing serious happened. Most of the buildings are exposed to corrosion.
Edilane and three of her seven children (at the time the photo was taken) rest on a mattress on the floor. She will soon give birth to a son. Despite all her problems and struggles on how to feed her kids, she is still positive about her life. Recently she was able to build up a very small and basic Internet store inside the buildings. Out of approximately 10 old computers, she can make one for the store. This represents some $5 daily.


Daily Life - First Prize, Singles

Paula Bronstein, for Time Lightbox / Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting
Title: The Silent Victims Of A Forgotten War

At the hospital, Najiba holds her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured from a bomb blast in Kabul on 29 March 2016.
Afghanistan has endured armed conflict since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule, which ended in 2001. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured. Despite billions of dollars spent by the international community to stabilize the country, Afghanistan has seen little improvement in terms of overall stability and human security.


Daily Life - Second Prize, Singles

Tiejun Wang
Title: Sweat Makes Champions

Four students of a gymnastics school in Xuzhou, China, do toe-pressure training for 30 minutes in the afternoon.



Daily Life - First Prize, Stories

Tomas Munita, for The New York Times
Title: Cuba On The Edge Of Change

In December, days after Fidel Castro’s death, his ashes were taken into the countryside, on a route that retraced, in reverse, the steps of the revolution he led in 1959. Towns and villages along the route were emptied of residents as thousands tried to catch a glimpse of Castro’s remains. For many, the death of Fidel Castro felt like that of a father. In death, as in life, Fidel Castro demanded reverence. Cuba brims with life, a contrast drawn sharper amid its faded grandeur. From one end of the country to the other, thousands of Cubans waited to bid farewell to Fidel.

A weathered barber shop in Old Havana, Cuba.

Members of the Ejercito Juvenil del Trabajo wait along the road to Santiago de Cuba at dawn for Fidel Castro’s caravan. Cuba declared nine days of mourning after Fidel Castro’s death, a period that culminated with his funeral.





Daily Life - Second Prize, Stories

Elena Anosova
Title: Out Of The Way

In Russia’s extreme north, century-long ways of life dominate the daily life of some of the most isolated parts of the desolate landscape. Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily. There are no roads, and only one helicopter shuttle twice monthly. The residents’ ancestors can be traced back to hereditary hunters in a small settlement near Nizhnyaya Tunguska River, Russia, more than 300 years ago.

A bear's skin is crucified on a house. It is the skin of the insomniac bear that came at night and ate the dogs, attacked people, and got into the house through the window. A married couple climbed the roof in panic and waited until the morning to neutralize the beast. They waited until morning because it is pitch-dark at night. There is only electricity in this settlement for 14 hours a day, in the morning and the evening. There is no central power supply service, only a small diesel-driven station.

Modern civilization penetrates slowly and fragmentarily. It is intricately woven into the local way of life.

All people are hereditary hunters in this small settlement near Nizhnyaya Tunguska River.





Daily Life - Third Prize, Stories

Francesco Comello
Title: Isle Of Salvation

The inhabitants of this secluded and silent community call it the "Isle of Salvation", hidden near a busy road that leads from Moscow to Yaroslavl, Russia. Founded in the early 1990s by an Orthodox priest, it is a unique spiritual, educational and cultural center that currently accommodates 300 boys and girls, many seen as social outcasts.

The lessons at school stop for the whole harvest time of the potatoes, to which all children should attend. Maria and Alexandra in a moment of pause.

In order to enter the priesthood in the Orthodox religion you must first become a monk or get married. Vladimir marries Vittoria, both a few years before they attended the community.

Blessing of the well water.


Laurent Van der Stockt

General News - First Prize, Singles

Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Reportage for Le Monde
Title: Offensive On Mosul

The Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses of Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, looking for Daesh members, equipment, and evidence on 2 November 2016.
The Iraqi Special Operations Forces, also known as the Golden Division, is the Iraqi unit that leads the fight against the Islamic State with the support of the airstrikes of the Coalition Forces. They were the first forces to enter the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in November 2016


General News - Second Prize, Singles

Santi Palacios
Title: Left Alone

An 11-year-old girl from Nigeria (left), who said her mother died in Libya, cries next to her 10-year-old brother aboard an NGO rescue boat, on 28 July 2016. The children had sailed for hours in an overcrowded rubber boat with other refugees during a rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea, about 23 kilometers north of Sabratha, Libya.
Libyan smugglers often take advantage of refugees, charging anywhere from $750 to $3500 for a place on typically dangerous boats they say are heading to Italy


General News - Third Prize, Singles

Noel Celis, Agence France-Presse
Title: Life Inside The Philippines' Most Overcrowded Jail

The photos show scenes from Quezon City Jail, one of the Philippines' most overcrowded prisons. Conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space. Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets.  



General News - First Prize, Stories

Daniel Berehulak, for The New York Times
Title: They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines began his anti-drug campaign when he took office on 30 June 2016. Since then, more than 2,000 people have been slain at the hands of the police alone. Beyond those killed in official drug operations, the Philippine National Police have counted more than 3,500 unsolved homicides since 1 July. The victims, suspected users and pushers, are not afforded any semblance of due process.

Heavy rain pours as police operatives investigate inside an alley where a victim, Romeo Joel Torres Fontanilla (37) was killed by two unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles in the early morning in Manila, Philippines.

Inmates watch as drug suspects are processed inside a police station in Manila, Philippines.



General News - Second Prize, Stories

Sergey Ponomarev, for The New York Times
Title: Iraq's Battle To Reclaim Its Cities

More than two years after the Islamic State first blitzed across Iraq in 2014, Iraqi security forces are scrambling to evict the militant group from Mosul, its last major stronghold in the country. The campaign has displaced nearly 70,000 Iraqis, and may uproot hundreds of thousands more. With an escalating number of civilians caught up in the battle, some military officials are second-guessing their initial strategy.

A family flees the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq.

Residents of Mosul flee the city amid fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq.




General News - Third Prize, Stories

Alessio Romenzi
Title: We Are Not Taking Any Prisoners


Sirte, Libya, is one of the three self-proclaimed capitals of the so-called Islamic State, along with Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. It was the first of the three to fall, with an offensive launched by the Libyan government in May 2016. It took seven months of fighting, 500 American airstrikes, the lives of 700 Libyan soldiers and more than 3,000 injured Libyan soldiers to finally declare the city free.

Soon after he surrendered, an ISIS fighter is violently dragged by Libyan fighters affiliated with the government in Tripoli while they shout and threaten to lynch him on December 5, 2016. .Few minutes later he was found in the same place shot dead multiple times.

A fighter of the Libyan forces affiliated to the Tripoli government carries a comrade who was seriously injured just seconds before by a booby trap placed by Islamic State fighters.


Long-Term Projects - First Prize

Valery Melnikov
, Rossiya Segodnya
Title: Black Days Of Ukraine

Ordinary people became victims of the conflict between self-proclaimed republics and the official Ukrainian authorities from 2014 onwards in the region of Donbass. Disaster came into their lives unexpectedly. These people were involved in the military confrontation against their will. They experienced the most terrible things: the death of their friends and relatives, destroyed homes and the ruined lives of thousands of people.
Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.



Long-Term Projects - Second Prize

Hossein Fatemi, Panos Pictures
Title: An Iranian Journey

More than 60 percent of Iran's people are under the age of 30 and have little knowledge of their country before its transformation into a theocratic state. At the same time, they experience all the usual trappings of youth and modernity that are increasingly being beamed into homes via the internet and satellite TV stations, as yet still illegal. The photos deal with the complexity of Iran's society, lifting the veil on some of the less-observed areas of daily life. They show the conflicts that arise between the “official” version of Iranian life promoted by the authorities, and the reality of daily life for Iran's youth which are struggling to find an identity in a fast-moving, ever-changing world. The photographer traveled across Iran for more than a decade, meeting and convincing hundreds of individuals to portray their lives.
Two young women, having enjoyed a drink at a party, dance together. Although unrelated men and women are forbidden to socialize together, many people ignore these strictures in the privacy of their own homes.
Serial killer Mohammad Bijeh, who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering 21 people, most of them children, is hauled into the air hanging from the arm of a crane after his execution on 16 March, 2005. Bijeh, branded 'the vampire of the desert' in Iran, was lashed 100 times and hanged before thousands of spectators.


Long-Term Projects - Third Prize

Markus Jokela, Helsingin Sanomat
Title: Table Rock Nebraska

Table Rock is a small rural community in Nebraska, USA, which is shown from 1992 until March 2016. It hasn't really changed over the years. It's a place where nothing happens. Most people living in Table Rock spend their whole lives there. Some try living in bigger towns, but often return to raise their children in their hometown, where they feel safe and secure.

A Lutheran cemetery outside Table Rock on Memorial Day


Nature - First Prize, Singles

Francis Pérez
Title: Caretta Caretta Trapped

A sea turtle entangled in a fishing net swims off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, on 8 June 2016. Sea turtles are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Unattended fishing gear is responsible for many sea turtle deaths.


Nature - Second Prize, Singles

Nayan Khanolkar
Title: Big Cat In My Backyard!

A wild leopard strolls through Sanjay Gandhi National Park, a protected area in the northern part of Mumbai city, India, on 24 September 2016. The leopard is on its nocturnal prowl in the adjacent human settlements in search of food, which in these areas is typically dogs or pigs.



Nature - Third Prize, Singles

Jaime Rojo
Title: Monarchs In The Snow

A carpet of monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary, in Michoacán, Mexico, on 12 March, after a strong snow storm hit from 8 to 9 March, 2016. The storm hit the mountains of Central Mexico, creating havoc in the wintering colonies of monarch butterflies just as they were starting their migration back north to the USA and Canada.
Climate change is creating an increase of these unusual weather events, representing one of the biggest challenges for these actually resilient insects during their hibernation.



Nature - First Prize, Stories

Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic Magazine
Title: Rhino Wars

A black rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 8 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. It is suspected that the killers came from a local community approximately 5 kilometers away, entering the park illegally, shooting the rhino at a water hole with a high-powered, silenced hunting rifle. An autopsy and postmortem carried out by members of the KZN Ezemvelo ranger team later revealed that the large caliber bullet went straight through this rhino, causing massive tissue

Two rhino poachers, one 19, the other 28 years old, apprehended by an anti-poaching team in Mozambique close to Kruger National Park border. They are seen waiting to be processed in the local jail. After a three-day chase, they were caught in a roadblock and the rifle seized shortly thereafter. This was due to a coordinated effort between Kruger National Park in South Africa where the poachers intended to shoot rhino for their horn; and Sabi Game Park, a conservancy on the Mozambique side. The poachers were tracked and identified by their unique shoe pattern. They tried to say they had been on their way to buy cattle, but had no money on their persons, and when asked the alleged cattle owner said he did not know anything about selling his cattle. A Czech CZ .458 hunting rifle was seized, complete with a professionally built silencer. Both men admitted their guilt and will be charged under new Mozambican law which states that possession of the weapon and bullets indicates intent to poach rhino. This carries a maximum sentence of 12 years and/or $80,000.00. Their Toyota Hilux vehicle was also confiscated. The younger of the two poachers later led police to the homes of suspected weapons and transport suppliers, higher-ups in the rhino poaching syndicates known as level 2's and 3's. Those men had fled by the time the police arrived, but significant information was discovered in the form of identity documents, both real and forged, as well as banking account information.
Story: Inside Kruger National Park, the largest rhinoceros reserve in the world, along the border of Mozambique and South Africa, there exists a battle between poachers and small NGOs trying to protect this rare species. After crossing the border into Mozambique, the life expectancy for a rhinoceros


Nature - Second Prize, Stories

Ami Vitale, for National Geographic Magazine
Title: Pandas Gone Wild

Ye Ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, lounges in a massive wild enclosure at a conservation center in Wolong Nature Reserve. Her 2-year-old cub, Hua Yan ("Pretty Girl") was released into the wild after two years of "panda training". Her name, whose characters represent Japan and China, celebrates the friendship between the two nations. Story:  As conservation icons go, nothing quite beats the giant panda. Instantly recognizable worldwide and adored by billions, the giant panda is a virtual brand whose resemblance to anything wild is as tenuous as it is rare. Like many endangered species, giant pandas have declined as a growing human population has seized wild lands for human uses. The Chinese have spent the past quarter of a century perfecting breeding methods, building a captive population and protecting habitat. T

he giant panda was recently taken off the world endangered species list—a minor miracle, due to the unique efforts of Chinese zoologists and conservationists





Nature - Third Prize, Stories

Bence Máté
Title: Now You See Me

These photos combine a well-known natural phenomenon: the starry sky and portraits of wild animals not visible to the naked eye. The series needed very accurate planning, research and preparation as the photos were made with remote control, and no modification was possible while capturing the photos.

Buffalos at the drinking station.
African Elephant under the starry sky.
Fallow deer walk in the silence of the night.


People - First Prize, Singles

Magnus Wennman, Aftonbladet
Title: What ISIS Left Behind

Five-year-old Maha and her family fled from the village Hawija outside Mosul, Iraq, seven days ago. The fear of so-called Islamic State and the lack of food forced them to leave their home, her mother says. Now Maha lays on a dirty mattress in the overcrowded transit center in Debaga’s refugee camp. “I do not dream and I'm not afraid of anything anymore,” Maha says quietly while her mother's hand strokes her hair. After two years under Islamic State control, Iraqi and Kurdish troops launched an operation in October 2016 to retake Iraq's second largest city and last IS stronghold in the country: Mosul. This was a task that would prove far more difficult than anyone imagined.


People - Second Prize, Singles

Robin Hammond, NOOR Images for Witness Change
Title: Praying for a miracle – mental health problems in disabling environments in Africa

Hellen (41) lives with a mental health problem. Her illness developed later in life. In developing countries, over 80 percent of people living with mental health problems do not receive any treatment. In African countries, treatment often comes in the form of prayer from a pastor or traditional healer. Modern medicine is available to very few. A mental health problem often means relegation to the margins of society; life in mental health facilities often doing more harm than good, and coming attached with crippling social stigma. Cultural beliefs and associations that link mental disorders to witchcraft are deeply rooted in some communities.


People - First Prize, Stories

Michael Vince Kim
Title: Aenikkaeng

Taken from stories told by the descendants of Korean henequen workers in Mexico and Cuba, this project aims to provide a poetic account of their memories. In 1905, more than 1,000 Koreans traveled to Mexico under the false promise of prosperity in a paradisiac land. Instead, they arrived at henequen plantations. They were sold off as indentured slaves to harvest agave that was then known as "the green gold" of Mexico. Individuals were beaten if they fell behind their daily quota, and forced to work long hours under the scorching sun and the suffocating humidity of Yucatan.

Port of Progreso, where Koreans first arrived in the Yucatan peninsula. Their final stop was Merida, where they were sold off to the highest bidders as slaves.




People - Second Prize, Stories

Antonio Gibotta, Agenzia Controluce
Title: Enfarinat

On 28 December each year, the “Floured War" takes place in Ibi in the province of Alicante, Spain. During the festival, the citizens are divided into two groups: the 'Enfarinat' (the floured) group simulates a coup d'etat and a second group tries to calm the rebellion. The teams play with flour, water, eggs and colored smoke bombs. The 200-year-old tradition is known as “Els Enfarinats”, marking the biblical Massacre of the Innocents by King Herod.



Sports - First Prize, Singles

Tom Jenkins, The Guardian
Title: Grand National Steeplechase

Jockey Nina Carberry flies off her horse, Sir Des Champs, as they fall at The Chair fence during the Grand National steeplechase, during day three of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse on 9 April 2016 in Liverpool, England.


Sports - Second Prize, Singles

Cameron Spencer, Getty Images
Title: The Dive

Gaël Monfils of France dives for a forehand in his fourth round match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia, during the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, Australia, on 25 January 2016. The Australian Open holds the record for the highest attendance at a Grand Slam event


Sports - Third Prize, Singles

Kai Oliver Pfaffenbach, Thomson Reuters
Title: Rio's Golden Smile

Usain Bolt of Jamaica smiles as he looks back at his competition, whilst winning the 100-meter semi-final sprint, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt is regarded as the fastest human ever timed. He is the first person to hold both the 100-meter and 200-meter world records since fully automatic time became mandatory.




Sports - First Prize, Stories

Giovanni Capriotti
Title: Boys Will be Boys

Gay athletes have somehow nearly always encountered resistance, controversy, discrimination, and often humiliation from the sports community. Stereotypes have typically, and falsely, defined the performance of the athletes as well as their suitability to a specific discipline. Discomfort in the locker room pushed a few of Toronto's gay rugby players to form the city’s first gay-friendly rugby team. Established in 2003, Muddy York RFC primarily competes against “straight” teams in the Toronto Rugby Union. The Muddy York team unconsciously started the process of describing and deconstructing the idea of performance within masculinity.


Muddy York Rugby Football Club's player Michael Smith carries the ball against the Nashville Grizzlies during the semifinal of the Hoagland Shield on Saturday May 29, 2016, at the Ted Rhodes Park, in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville beat Toronto 15-0. The Muddy's boys finished the tournament with two wins and two losses, marking an historical edition of the Bingham cup. The team's next goal is to gain the first win ever against a “straight” side.


Muddy York Rugby Football Club player Jean Paul Markides (left) kisses his partner and teammate Kasimir Kosakowski during the pride parade on Sunday, 3 July 2016, in Toronto, Ontario. The couple has been together for roughly two years. They joined Muddy York together one and a half years ago. Markides, out for the season due to an injury, is always around to support the team and his partner, and to take part in the club's social events.



Sports - Second Prize, Stories

Michael Hanke
Title: Youth Chess Tournaments

Chess, for some, represents a world full of strong emotions, adrenaline and stress. This series focuses especially on the 'youth' tournaments held across several cities in the Czech Republic in 2016. The youth tournaments aim to motivate young people, replacing electronic devices with real-world interpersonal communication and entertainment.

The chess player concentrates just a few moments before the start of the next round of a tournament.

The chess player expresses his emotions during a game of chess.



Spot News - First Prize, Singles

Jamal Taraqai, European Pressphoto Agency
Title: Pakistan Bomb Blast

Lawyers help their injured colleagues after a bomb explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, on 8 August 2016. Seventy people were killed when a bomb exploded outside a civil hospital where a crowd of lawyers and journalists had gathered to mourn Bilal Anwar Kasi, a senior lawyer who had been assassinated hours earlier.



Spot News - Second Prize, Stories

Ameer Alhalbi, Agence France-Presse
Title: Rescued From the Rubble

Since 2012, Syria’s northern city of Aleppo has been divided between rebel and regime-held districts, but a devastating regime offensive launched in mid-October saw the rebels ousted from their iconic former stronghold. The army’s victory in Aleppo was marked by heavy shelling which destroyed all established hospitals in the area and much of the city was reduced to a wasteland by air and artillery attacks.

Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of Aleppo on 11 September 2016. Airstrikes have killed dozens in rebel-held parts of Syria as the opposition considers whether to join a US-Russia truce deal due to take effect on 12 September.

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, rescue a boy from the rubble following a reported barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Aleppo on 24 November 2016.




Spot News - Third Prize, Stories

Mathieu Willcocks
Title: Mediterranean Migration

The central Mediterranean migration route, between the coasts of Libya and Italy, remains busy. According to reports by the UNHCR, 5,000 people died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in 2016. NGOs and charities such as Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) continue their efforts to patrol the patch of sea north of the Libyan coast, in the hope of rescuing refugees before the potential of drowning. The rescue team on board the MOAS’ Responder are there to mitigate loss of life at sea. Operating like a sea-born ambulance, they rush to assist and rescue refugee vessels in distress, provide medical assistance, and bring the refugees safely to Italy.

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