On April 16, photography has an appointment with one of its most prestigious competitions, the World Press Photo 2020. The most important photojournalism contest celebrates its 63rd edition to leave us, without a doubt, some of the most viewed images of the year The six nominees for the great title Photo of the Year They have already come to light and are plagued by touching, as well as tragic, stories of some of the events that have marked this year.
A relative of a victim of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 accident throws dirt on his face while crying at the scene of the accident, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), on March 14, 2019.
Students fight with riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, on May 21.
A young man, illuminated by mobile phones, recites a poem while protesters sing slogans asking for a civil government, during a blackout in Khartoum (Sudan), on June 19, 2019.
18-year-old Ahmed Ibrahim of the Syrian Democratic Forces, badly burned, receives a visit from his girlfriend at a hospital in Al-Hasakah (Syria) on October 20, 2019.
A businessman encloses a pair of anti-tank grenade launchers at the end of an exhibition day, at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on February 18.
A 15-year-old Armenian girl who recently woke up from the catatonic state caused by Resignation Syndrome, sits in a wheelchair, flanked by her parents, at a refugee reception center in Podkowa Leśna, Poland.
Three Spaniards among the 44 nominees
As in previous editions, the contest is divided into eight categories (Contemporary Issues, General News, Environment, Nature, Long-Term Projects, Portraits, Spot News Y Sports) which, in turn, are articulated in two large groups: one of individual photographs and another of series of images. Of the 4,282 photographers submitted, only 44 have been nominated for the grand final and among them the name of three Spaniards has been cast: Ricardo Garcia Vilanova by 'Unconscious Protester during the Tishreen Revolution’, Antonio Pizarro Rodriguez by 'The King of Doñana Y Ramon Espinosa by 'Dorian’s Devastation’.
A man helps a protest partner, who became unconscious after government forces fired tear gas and smoke grenades during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 15.
Two Iberian lynx are scared after hearing gun shots from a hunter, near Aznalcázar, Spain, on January 3.
Volunteers walk on a flooded road in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on September 3, after Hurricane Dorian hit the island.