1979 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year

Sadayuki Mikami

The Associated Press

26 March, 1978

Narita, Japan. A demonstrator is engulfed in flames of the Molotov cocktail he was about to throw at police during protests against the construction of a new international airport in Narita near Tokyo.

About the photographer

Sadayuki Mikami

The Japanese press photographer Sadayuki Mikami (Iwaki, Aomori prefecture, 1949) joined the Tokyo Bureau of The Associated Press in June 1969, first as a copy-boy and dark room o...

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