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Il tema dell’immigrazione ha segnato profondamente l’edizione 2019 del World Press Photo Contest, concorso che dal 1955 premia i fotografi professionisti per le loro migliori foto – presentate singolarmente o in storie – che hanno dato un contributo significativo al giornalismo fotografico dell’anno precedente, i cui vincitori sono stati annunciati ad Amsterdam.

Valutato il lavoro di 4.738 fotografi provenienti da 129 paesi, che hanno presentato 78.801 immagini, una giuria indipendente formata da fotografi professionisti provenienti da diversi settori ha scelto i vincitori di quest’anno: il fotografo di Getty John Moore ha vinto il World Press Photo of The Year, che premia la singola foto più significativa dell’anno, con Crying Girl on the Border, l’immagine di una bambina honduregna di due anni che piange, alla frontiera tra Messico e Stati Uniti, mentre sua madre viene perquisita da un’agente.

Novità 2019 è stata la creazione della categoria World Press Story of the Year, riferita a una storia che pone in sequenza immagini di un evento o di un tema di assoluta rilevanza giornalistica, vinta da Pieter Ten Hoopen con il reportage The Migrant Caravan, sul viaggio di un gruppo di migranti dall’Honduras agli Stati Uniti.

La finale del concorso ha visto nominati 43 fotografi provenienti da 25 paesi. I premi comprendono 8 categorie: Temi Contemporanei, Ambiente (vinta nella sezione Storie dal fotografo italiano dell’agenzia Contrasto Marco Gualazzini, con The Lake Chad Crisis, lavoro sulla crisi umanitaria nel Ciad), Notizie Generali (vinta sempre nella sezione Storie dal fotografo italiano Lorenzo Tugnoli, di Contrasto, con Yemen Crisis, un lavoro per il Washington Post sulla tragedia umanitaria in Yemen), Progetti a lungo termine, Natura, Ritratti, Sport e Notizie Spot.

Di seguito tutte le foto vincitrici.

World Press Photo Contest | “Crying Girl on the Border” © John Moore, Getty Images / Yana, from Honduras, cries as her mother Sandra Sanchez is searched by a US Border Patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June

Crying Girl on the Border
© John Moore, Getty Images / Yana, from Honduras, cries as her mother Sandra Sanchez is searched by a US Border Patrol agent, in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June

World Press Photo Contest | "Almajiri Boy" © Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / An orphaned boy walks past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad

Almajiri Boy © Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / An orphaned boy walks past a wall with drawings depicting rocket-propelled grenade launchers, in Bol, Chad

World Press Photo Contest | © Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Men punt a pirogue through marshy cane thicket at the lake’s edge

© Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Men punt a pirogue through marshy cane thicket at the lake’s edge

World Press Photo Contest | © Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Ababakar Mbomi, an anti-Jihad activist in Melea, Chad, was shot 11 times when Boko Haram tried to kidnap his wife in 2014

© Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Ababakar Mbomi, an anti-Jihad activist in Melea, Chad, was shot 11 times when Boko Haram tried to kidnap his wife in 2014

World Press Photo Contest | © Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Women gather water from the lake

© Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto / Women gather water from the lake

World Press Photo Contest | “The Migrant Caravan” © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / People run to a truck that has stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico, on 30 October 2018. Some drivers charged to give travelers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support

The Migrant Caravan
© Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / People run to a truck that has stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico, on 30 October 2018. Some drivers charged to give travelers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support

World Press Photo Contest | “The Migrant Caravan” © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / Families bathe, wash clothes and relax beside the Rio Novillero, when the caravan takes a rest day near Tapanatepec

The Migrant Caravan
© Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / Families bathe, wash clothes and relax beside the Rio Novillero, when the caravan takes a rest day near Tapanatepec

World Press Photo Contest | “The Migrant Caravan” © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / A father and son sleep after a long day’s walking, Juchitán, 30 October 2018

The Migrant Caravan
© Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / A father and son sleep after a long day’s walking, Juchitán, 30 October 2018

World Press Photo Contest | “The Migrant Caravan” © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / A girl pick flowers during the day’s walk from Tapanatepec to Niltepec, a distance of 50 km

The Migrant Caravan
© Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act / A girl pick flowers during the day’s walk from Tapanatepec to Niltepec, a distance of 50 km

World Press Photo Contest | © Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post / A woman begs outside a grocery store in Azzan, a pivotal southern crossroads town that had seesawed back and forth between government and insurgent forces, on 22 May

© Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post / A woman begs outside a grocery store in Azzan, a pivotal southern crossroads town that had seesawed back and forth between government and insurgent forces, on 22 May

World Press Photo Contest | © Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post / A militiaman stands in a frontline position outside the besieged city of Taiz, on 26 November. Aid and supplies could be delivered to the city only along a road under control of the Saudi coalition

© Lorenzo Tugnoli, Contrasto, for The Washington Post / A militiaman stands in a frontline position outside the besieged city of Taiz, on 26 November. Aid and supplies could be delivered to the city only along a road under control of the Saudi coalition

Valentina Monti
Photo courtesy worldpressphoto.org
20/4/2019