John Moore stands in front of his award-winning photo, which shows a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border, during the World Press Photo Awards Show 2019. (Photo/Agencies)
The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
World Press Photo of the Year
John Moore's award-winning photo shows a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
General news, singles winner
An unidentified man tries to hold back the press as investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian consulate ahead of Turkish police amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Environment, singles winner
Petronella Chigumbura, an elite member of the all-female conservation ranger force known as Akashinga that operates in Zimbabwe's Lower Zambezi, undergoes sniper movement and concealment training in the bush near their base.
Photograph: Brent Stirton/Getty Images
Environment, stories winner
Ababakar Mbomi, an anti-Jihad activist in Melea, Chad, was shot 11 times when Boko Haram kidnapped his wife in 2014.
Photographer: Marco Gualazzini/Contrasto
Sports, singles, 2nd prize
Naomi Osaka serves during her match against Simona Halep from Romania during the Australian Open tennis tournament, at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 22, 2018.
Photographer: David Gray/Reuters
Sports, singles, 1st prize
Boxer Moreen Ajambo (30) trains at the Rhino boxing club in Katanga, a large slum settlement in Kampala, Uganda, March 24, 2018.
Photographer: John T. Pedersen
Sports, singles, 3rd prize
Olympic champion Claressa Shields (right) meets Hanna Gabriels in a boxing match at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 22, 2018.
Photographer: Terrell Groggins