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World Press Photo Awards African Winners

On the 24th of March 2022, World Press Photo's announced the winners for the 65th World Press Photo Contest. The World Press Photo Contest recognises the best photojournalism and photo documentary of the previous year. This year the winners were chosen out of 64,823 photographs and open format entries, including 4,066 photographers from 130 countries. We were pleased to see amazing work being selected by African Photographers.


Honourable Mention: Searching for Peace, Amidst Chaos by Ethiopian Photographer, Amanuel Sileshi.


Open Format: The Longing of the Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken by Egyptian Photographer, Rehab Eldalil


Long-Term Projects: The Zebu War by Madagascan Photographer, Rijasolo


Stories: Afraid to go to School by Nigerian Photographer, Sodiq Adelakun Adekola


Singles: Sudan Protests by Sudanese Photographer, Faiz Abubakr Mohamed

Every regional winner of the Contest receives a monetary prize of €1,000, inclusion in the annual worldwide exhibition, inclusion in the annual yearbook, publication and a personal profile on the World Press Photo website, promotion on World Press Photo platforms, an invitation to the Winners’ Program and a physical award.


To view all of the World Press Photo contest winners, click here



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