Press Photo Awards
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Photo Awards
This picture by the US photographer Anthony Suau, for Time magazine, won the World Press Photo of the Year 2008 award. Entitled US Economy in Crisis, its original caption read: "Following an eviction, detective Robert Kole must ensure residents have moved out of their home in Cleveland, Ohio, 26 March 2008"
Chinese photographer Chen Qinggang won first prize in the spot news singles category for "Rescue troops carry earthquake survivor, Beichuan County, China, 14 May"
Gleb Garanich, a Reuters photographer based in Ukraine, won the third prize of the spot news singles category, with this picture of a Georgian man mourning his brother after a bombing raid by Russian planes, in Gori, Georgia, taken 9 August 2008
This picture by the Polish photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty, called Your Gallery, showing a child jockey in Mongolia, won third prize in sports features singles
Bo Bor, a Reuters photographer based in China, won second prize of the spot news stories category with this photo of earthquake survivors in Sichuan Province, China
The general news singles category was won by the Brazilian photographer Luiz Vasconcelos, of Jornal A Critica/Zuma Press, showing a woman who tries to stop the forced eviction of her people in Manaus, Brazil, on 10 March 2008
First prize in the sports features stories category was won by the Chinese photographer Zhao Qing, of China Youth Daily, showing the Beijing 2008 Olympics on TV
First prize in the sports actions stories category went to the American photographer Vincent Laforet, for Newsweek, showing a diver during the Beijing Olympic Games, on 23 August 2008
This photograph, taken on 1 March 2008, of Massai warriors clashing with members of the Kalenjin tribe, on Kapune hill overlooking the Olmelil valley, won first prize in the people in the news singles category
A photo taken by Callie Shell, from Aurora Photos, of Barack Obama's presidential campaign won first prize in the people in the news stories category