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Tank Man, or the Unknown Protester, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. 

The first photograph, taken by Charlie Cole, was given the prestigues World Press Photo of the Year award.

In April 1998, Time included the “Tank Man” in a feature titled Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

TURKEY. Ankara province. Ankara. December 19, 2016. An Assassination in Turkey. Gunman M. Mert Altintas gesticulates and claims revenge for Aleppo and Syria, after fatally wounding Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, also wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout.

Winner, World Press Photo of the Year for 2017.

Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP


Captivating Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest

The winners of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest were recently announced, and this year’s collection of stunning entries showcases an amazing variety of humanity across the globe. Each year, the World Press Photo Foundation collects the most powerful images that summarize some of the global events that dominated the news over the past 12 months. With 82,951 entries submitted by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries the array of imagery is staggering, each photograph a breathtaking example of the ability that photography has to communicate moments of humanity.


World Press Photo 2014 Winner
Daily Life, 3rd prize stories

Elena Chernyshova (Russia/France) - Days of Nights, Nights of Days

Elena Chernyshova is a Russian documentary photographer based in France, born in 1981 in Moscow, USSR. Self-taught photographer, she got passion for this visual language during her studies in the Architectural academy. After two years of work as an architect, Elena left her job and went on the expedition by bicycle around Eurasia with Gael de Cevoisier. Toulouse – Vladivostok – Toulouse: 30 000 km, 26 countries, 1004 days of cultural, human and challenge experience. This experience was decisive to become a photographer.

Photography for her is a way to investigate the daily life of different groups and communities in the context of environmental, political and economic changes. Her work aims to visualize the impact of certain conditions on human activity, ways of adaptation and diversity of lifestyles. In 2011 she was awarded with the grant of Lagardère foundation for realization of a documentary ‘Days of Night – Nights of Day’ about the daily life of the industrial city of Norilsk, located 400km north of the polar circle, in Siberia.

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World Press Photo 2014 Winners

Jeff Pachoud (France) - Sledding Race From Above
Quinn Rooney (Australia) - World Swimming Sports
Goran Tomasevic (Serbia) - Rebels Attack Government Checkpoint
Markus Varesvuo (Finland) - A Flock Of Guillemots
Anastas Tarpanov (Bulgaria) - Kite Skier On The Mountain

View the entire collection of winning images from the 57th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from more than 90,000 images submitted to the contest.

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World Press Photo 2014 Winner
Sports Feature, 3rd prize   

Donald Miralle (USA) - Free Diving With Sharks

With more than 30 international awards to his credit, Donald Miralle is recognized as one of the most innovative photographers in the industry today. Born and raised in Southern California, Donald graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Fine Arts. His artistic approach to his editorial and commercial photography has been sought after by some of the largest agencies, publications, and brands to shoot the world’s greatest athletes and biggest events. Miralle’s work has been profiled in publications including Photo District News, British Journal of Photography, The Holland Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, and Top Magazine in Brazil; as well as on TV shows like ESPN, Entertainment TV, and the Today Show. Donald has served as a keynote speaker at many international events  including the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, Great White North Workshop, UAPP, Danish Photographers Union Convention, and is active in the education of photojournalism at collages and workshops.

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