Congrats, 2016 World Press Photo Contest Winners!

Such powerful images from the annual World Press Photo contest. These images of life – in all its frailties, despair & hope – are too moving and breathtaking NOT to share.

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Every year, the World Press Photo Foundation selects the strongest images taken by photojournalists around the world, from visceral shots of war scenes to you-can-almost-touch-the-ball images from sporting events.

Here are six winning entries from the People, Daily Life, Long Term Projects, Spot News, and General News categories. If you’re intrigued by the photographer’s work, click on their name and head to their WordPress site to explore more of their visual storytelling and technical mastery.

Matic Zorman

© Matic Zorman - Waiting to Register

Matic Zorman, Slovenia, 2015, Waiting to Register

This chilling shot of a child at a refugee camp in Preševo, Serbia, won Slovenian photojournalist Matic Zorman first prize in the People category. His coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe follows his long-held interest in documenting abuses of human rights and humanitarian crises in Europe and the Middle East.

Matjaz Krivic

Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia, 2015, Digging the Future

Slovenian photographer Matjaz Krivic travels around the world…

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