Every year since 1958 an international jury has convened in Holland under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the finest press photographs of the year. Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reporting, it draws submissions from photojournalists, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world.
Publishing the results of the most recent competition, this book contains the most haunting and inspiring photographs from 2013—some 150 pictures selected from more than 100,000 images submitted. These prize-winning works capture the most powerful, moving, and sometimes disturbing moments of the year.
Sweeping images range over the destruction wrought by disasters such as a typhoon in the Philippines and the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh. Elsewhere in the book …Egyptian bodybuilders pose with their mothers and a synchronized swimmer creates a sparkling swirl of water droplets.
— The Boston Globe
Kari Lundelin works for World Press Photo.