1981 Photo Contest

World Press Photo of the Year Mike Wells

World Press Photo of the Year Mike Wells

Featured photo by Mirella Ricciardi

Featured photo by Mirella Ricciardi

Featured photo by Mirella Ricciardi

Featured photo by Mirella Ricciardi

Featured photo by John Downing

Featured photo by John Downing

Featured photo by John Downing

Featured photo by John Downing

View the entire collection of winning images from the 24th World Press Photo contest. They were selected from 4,660 photos made by 801 photographers from 53 different countries.