The World PressPhoto Foundation has announced the nominees for its 62nd annual Photo Contest and 9th Digital Storytelling contest awards [Graphic content below].
This year, 4,738 photographers from 129 countries entered 78,801 images into the contest.
An independent jury comprising leading photography professionals will select the winning pictures. The winners will be announced at the Awards Show taking place on 11 April in Amsterdam.
Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation: “Today the World Press Photo Foundation presents the best pictures and productions contributing to the past year of visual journalism, and with them, the stories that matter. As the need for images and stories we can trust has never been greater, we are proud to recognize these visual journalists and digital storytellers, and look forward to sharing their work with the world in our World Press Photo Exhibition 2019.”