Ésta es la mejor de las 97.912 imágenes captadas por 5.692 fotógrafos de 131 países participantes en el World Press Photo 2014, que premia las mejores fotos publicadas en la prensa y que ha sido fallado este jueves 12 de febrero de 2015. La firma Mads Nissen y se llama ‘Jon and Alex’.

En la imagen se ve a una pareja de homosexuales, en un momento de intimidad en San Petersburgo (Rusia).

Fue publicada por el periodico danés Politiken en el que trabaja este fotoperiodista.

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Lista de ganadores, por categorías

Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia.

SPOT NEWS SINGLES:

1. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse. Girl wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors, Istanbul, March 12.

2015, Spot News , 1st prize singles , Bulent Kilic

2. Tyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times. After Israeli ordnance struck a beach in Gaza City, July 16.

2015, Spot News , 2nd prize singles , Tyler Hicks

3. Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse. Air strike on IS militants, Tilsehir Hill near Turkish border in Syria, Oct. 23.

2015, Spot News , 3rd prize singles , Bulent Kilic

SPOT NEWS STORIES:

1. Jerome Sessini, France, Magnum Photos for Time. “Crime Without Punishment” – MH 17 flight disaster, Ukraine, July 17/18.

2015, Spot News , 1st prize stories , Jérôme Sessini

2. Jerome Sessini, France, Magnum Photos for De Standaard. Final Fight for Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 19-21.

2015, Spot News , 2nd prize stories , Jérôme Sessini

3. Arash Khamooshi, Iran, ISNA. A Story of a Last-Minute Act of Forgiveness, Nour Mazandaran, Iran, Apr. 15.

2015, Spot News , 3rd prize stories , Arash Khamooshi

GENERAL NEWS SINGLES:

1. Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia, European Pressphoto Agency. Kitchen table after mortar attack, Donetsk, Ukraine, Aug. 26.

2015, General News , 1st prize singles , Sergei Ilnitsky

2. Massimo Sestini, Italy. Operation Mare Nostrum – Boat refugees rescued by the Italian Navy, June 7.

2015, General News , 2nd prize singles , Massimo Sestini

3. Gianfranco Tripodo, Italy, Contrasto. Sub-Saharan migrant hiding from Guardia Civil, Melilla, Spain, April 24.

2015, General News , 3rd prize singles , Gianfranco Tripodo

GENERAL NEWS STORIES:

1. Pete Muller, USA, Prime for National Geographic / The Washington Post. The Viral Insurgent: Ebola in Sierra Leone.

2015, General News , 1st prize stories , Pete Muller

2. Glenna Gordon, USA. Traces of the Abducted Schoolgirls, Nigeria.

2015, General News , 2nd prize stories , Glenna Gordon

3. Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, for The New York Times. Gaza Conflict.

2015, General News , 3rd prize stories , Sergey Ponomarev

SPORTS SINGLES:

1. Bao Tailiang, China, Chengdu Economic Daily. The Final Game.

2015, Sports , 1st prize singles , Bao Tailiang

2. Al Bello, USA, Getty Images. The Beckham Catch.

2015, Sports , 2nd prize singles , Al Bello

3. Mark Metcalfe, UK. 63 Not Out – Phillip Hughes of South Australia is helped by New South Wales players.

2015, Sports , 3rd prize singles , Mark Metcalfe

SPORTS STORIES:

1. Kieran Doherty, Ireland. Ground Pass Holders at Wimbledon.

2015, Sports , 1st prize stories , Kieran Doherty

2. Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia, European Pressphoto Agency. Conquering Speed – Ski Jumping World Cup, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

2015, Sports , 2nd prize stories , Sergei Ilnitsky

3. No prize given

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES:

1. Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures. Jon and Alex, a gay couple during an intimate moment, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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2. Ronghui Chen, China, City Express. Worker at a Christmas decoration factory, China.

2015, Contemporary Issues , 2nd prize singles , Ronghui Chen

3. Fulvio Bugani, Italy. Waria: Being a Different Muslim, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2015, Contemporary Issues , 3rd prize singles , Fulvio Bugani

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES:

1. Giovanni Troilo, Italy, Luz Photo. Charleroi: La Ville Noir – The Dark Heart of Europe.

2015, Contemporary Issues , 1st prize stories , Giovanni Troilo

2. Giulio Di Sturco, Italy. Chollywood – Chinese movie industry.

2015, Contemporary Issues , 2nd prize stories , Giulio Di Sturco

3. Tomas van Houtryve, Belgium, VII for Harper’s Magazine. Blue Sky Days.

2015, Contemporary Issues , 3rd prize stories , Tomas van Houtryve

Honorable mention:

Fatemeh Behboudi, Iran. Mothers of Patience.

2015, Contemporary Issues , Honorable Mention stories , Fatemeh Behboudi

DAILY LIFE SINGLES:

1. Cai Sheng Xiang, China, Fuzhou Ping Yi Environmental Art Design. The bull market, Liangchun, Sichuan Province, China.

2015, Daily Life , 1st prize singles , Cai Sheng Xiang

2. Aasa Sjoestroem, Sweden, Moment Agency / INSTITUTE for Socionomen / UNICEF. Twin Brothers Igor and Arthur celebrate their birthday in an orphanage, Moldova.

2015, Daily Life , 2nd prize singles , Åsa Sjöström

3. Malin Fezehai, Eritrea/Sweden, for Time. Eritrean wedding, Haifa, Israel.

2015, Daily Life , 3rd prize singles , Malin Fezehai

DAILY LIFE STORIES:

1. Michele Palazzi, Italy, Contrasto. Mongolia, Black Gold Hotel.

2015, Daily Life , 1st prize stories , Michele Palazzi

2. Sarker Protick, Bangladesh. What Remains.

2015, Daily Life , 2nd prize stories , Sarker Protick

3. Turi Calafato, Italy. Behind a Window Blind, Nagoya, Japan.

2015, Daily Life , 3rd prize stories , Turi Calafato

PORTRAITS SINGLES:

1. Raphaela Rosella, Australia, Oculi. Laurinda.

2015, Portraits , 1st prize singles , Raphaela Rosella

2. Liu Song, China. Woman accused of being a sex worker.

2015, Portraits , 2nd prize singles , Liu Song

3. Lisa Krantz, USA, San Antonio Express-News. Disco Girl.

2015, Portraits , 3rd prize singles , Lisa Krantz

PORTRAITS STORIES:

1. Sofia Valiente, USA, The Clewiston News / Time. Miracle Village.

2015, Portraits , 1st prize stories , Sofia Valiente

2. Andy Rocchelli, Italy, Cesura. Russian Interiors.

2015, Portraits , 2nd prize stories , Andy Rocchelli

3. Paolo Verzone, Italy, Agence Vu. Cadets.

2015, Portraits , 3rd prize stories , Paolo Verzone

NATURE SINGLES:

1. Yongzhi Chu, China. Monkey being trained for circus, Suzhou, Anhui Province, China.

2015, Nature , 1st prize singles , Yongzhi Chu

2. Ami Vitale, USA, National Geographic. Saving Africa’s Great Animals – orphaned rhino.

2015, Nature , 2nd prize singles , Ami Vitale

3. Sandra Hoyn, Germany, for Geo. Indonesia’s Last Orangutans – Angelo.

2015, Nature , 3rd prize singles , Sandra Hoyn

NATURE STORIES:

1. Anand Varma, USA, for National Geographic Magazine. Mindsuckers – the bizarre world of mind-controlling parasites.

2015, Nature , 1st prize stories , Anand Varma

2. Christian Ziegler, Germany, National Geographic Magazine / Geo. Vegetables with an Attitude – carnivorous plants of the world.

2015, Nature , 2nd prize stories , Christian Ziegler

3. Paolo Marchetti, Italy. Cold Blood Colombia – intensive caiman farming.

2015, Nature , 3rd prize stories , Paolo Marchetti

LONG-TERM PROJECTS:

1. Darcy Padilla, USA, Agence Vu. Family Love 1993-2014 – The Julie Project.

2015, Long-Term Projects , 1st prize stories , Darcy Padilla

2. Kacper Kowalski, Poland, Panos Pictures. Side Effects.

2015, Long-Term Projects , 2nd prize stories , Kacper Kowalski

3. Lu Guang, China. Development and Pollution in Ten Years.

2015, Long-Term Projects , 3rd prize stories , Lu Guang