- World Press Photo of the Year 2011: Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times
- 1st prize General News Singles: Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek
- 1st prize Nature Stories: Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine
- 2nd prize Sports Stories: Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images
- 1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories: Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine
A veiled woman cradles her wounded son in her arms – this image, taken by Samuel Aranda while working for the New York Times, has been named World Press Photo 2012. Aranda’s image will be displayed alongside the other winning pictures in the touring exhibition World Press Photo 12, open at the Westlicht venue in Vienna from 7th September to 21st October 2012.
International Award for photo journalists
The World Press Photo Award is counted among the most renowned awards in the field of photo journalism. The touring exhibition includes a wide variety of images from the fields of Politics, Sports, Culture, Environment, and Science, offering insights as well as a chance to reflect on some of the major current-affairs events that impacted the world over the course of the past year. For the duration of the exhibition, WestLicht have extended their opening times. On Thursdays, the exhibition will even be open until nine o’clock p.m.
For further information visit: www.westlicht.com