Source: World Press Photo website.
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. For the 62nd edition of the contest, an independent jury covering a wide range of photography backgrounds–from six global regions, with an equal number of men and women–selected the 2019 World Press Photo Contest nominees, and the stories that matter. These stories reach about more than 4 million people each year and tour worldwide on an exhibition that visits around 100 locations, starting in Amsterdam from 14 April 2019.
For the 62nd edition of the Photo Contest, the World Press Photo Foundation introduced a major new award: the World Press Photo Story of the Year. On a par with the World Press Photo of the Year, this new award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in 2018.
Discover the nominees: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/news/2019/contests-nominees/37814