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The jury of the 2021 Photo Contest selected Mads Nissen’s The First Embrace as the World Press Photo of the Year, and Habibi by Antonio Faccilongo as the World Press Photo Story of the Year. View all winning photos and stories

Reconstructing Seven Days of Protests in Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Death by Holly Bailey/The Washington Post and Matt Daniels, Amelia Wattenberger/The Pudding, was awarded Interactive of the Year and Calling Back From Wuhan by Yang Shenlai/Tang Xiaolan awarded Online Video of the Year. View all winning productions
The 2021 edition of See the Story is now available. See the Story is a free educational resource providing information on the stories awarded in our 2021 Contests, how they are made, and how they raise questions about important issues. Get your copy.

Reflecting on a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice movements have fundamentally changed the world, World Press Photo is rethinking what we as a foundation represent. Hear more from executive director Joumana El Zein Khoury, here.

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