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The hug between an old woman and a nurse: the photo of the year
The jury of the World Press Photo 2021 has announced the winners of the most important photojournalism contest in the world, now in its 64th edition (organized by the Dutch foundation of the same name since 1955).
Two of the most important awards: the «World Press Photo of the year» (which rewards a single photo) and the «World press photo Story of the year», which recognizes a story and not a single image, announced online this year due to restrictions linked to the pandemic. To win the first prize, for the best photo of the year, the Dane Mads Nissen, with a shot taken in São Paulo, which shows a Covid-19 patient receiving the first hug in five months, through a “hug tent” (the photograph was a candidate in the “General news” category). This year the participating photographers were 4,135 from 130 different countries. The images submitted to the jury’s judgment were over 74 thousand (all the winning photographs and stories on https://www.worldpressphoto.org/contests/2021).
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