The 2021 World Press Photo Category Winners Used These Cameras

The 2021 World Press Photo Category Winners have been announced. And here’s a look at the gear they used to get the work done!

Today, the 2021 World Press Photo Category winners are being announced. These journalists risked their lives in a pandemic to tell lots of different stories. Some of them are pandemic-related. But depending on where you are in the world, you probably haven’t seen these images. I know here in America that much of these photos haven’t made the rounds. And that’s part of what makes this even more fascinating.

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We Updated Our World Press Photo Winners Post With More Camera Info

The myriad of cameras that were used by the winners of the World Press Photo awards for 2020 is mind-blowing.

Just over a week ago, we published the list of World Press Photo winners along with enough camera information to blow anyone’s mind. While other outlets posted just the images, we delved a little deeper into each photographer and found out what gear was being used to capture their awe-inspiring photos. The data was fascinating, and the huge variety of cameras being used told us lots about current trends in the world of professional photography. Shortly after our piece went live, we were contacted by a reader who helped us fill in a few blanks in regards to which cameras individual photographers used, and we have updated the post to reflect this. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The Cameras Used by the 2020 World Press Photo Award Winners

The 2020 World Press Photo Award Winners have been announced, and we’ve learned what cameras they’ve used.

We’re going to be honest; more than anything else, the 2020 World Press Photo Award Winners are demonstrating that their talents are far surpassing the gear they’re using. However, for curiosity’s sake, it’s always cool to just know what’s being used! With today’s announcement of the winning images, we got to take a look at the photos before the announcement and analyzed what was used. Some interesting tidbits about everything are below.

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World Press Photo Investigating Recent “Artificial” Plagiarism Claims

There’s a new development in the accusations of plagiarism made against World Press Photo nominee and German photojournalist, Maximilian Mann.

DOCKS, a photography collective made up of five documentary photographers, has published a report on the recent accusations made against Maximilian Mann’s WPP (World Press Photo) entry. As reported on The Phoblographer, Iranian Photojournalist, Solmaz Daryani, claimed that Mann had purposefully plagiarized her work. However, after DOCKS investigated the matter, new information shows it would have been impossible for Mann to have directly copied the work of Daryani.

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Should Parachute Journalism Be Nominated for Photo Awards?

Are you aware of the issues relating to parachute journalism?

In the recent scandal that broke in the 2020 World Press Photo awards, Iranian photographer, Solmaz Daryani, accused a fellow photojournalist of heavily borrowing from her work. The WPP nominated German photographer, Maximilian Mann, for his series, Fading Flamingos. The project focused on the slow decline of Lake Urmia, Iran. Daryani, however, was working on the same story, and began the work several years before Mann did. Aggrieved, Daryani raised the issue of parachute journalism and the problems it creates for local photojournalists.

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World Press Photo Nominee: “I Strictly Reject the Accusation of Plagiarism.”

A photographer has aired their concerns over the work of a 2020 World Press Photo nominee.

World Press Photo (WPP) nominees always generate conversation and debate. In an article published by Kaveh Rostamkhani, Iranian photographer, Solmaz Daryani, feels ethics have been broken by one of the WPP nominees. Maximilian Mann was nominated in the Environment category for his series, Fading Flamingos. However, Daryani has expressed concerns that many of the images submitted by Mann are too similar for comfort to a project she created a few years earlier.

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5 Impactful Photographs The World Will Never Forget

All photos can make some kind of impact. But only a small few stay at the front of society’s mind for eternity.

When we think of influential photos, our minds instantly goes to the likes of Nick Ut’s, The War of Terror, or Malcolm Browne’s, The Burning Monk. Most photos that stick in our minds tend to be related to politics, our environment, or terror. Very rarely do we hold on to good news. We’ve had uplifting images such as humankind’s first visit to the moon – but even that is not free of conspiracy and controversy. Many of society’s photographs that are never to be forgotten are from a century gone by. What about the modern era? What’s going to be the leading photographs for the next generation to reflect on? Let’s take a look.

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Instagram Has Made Street Photography Cliche and You’re the Problem

Now more than ever, street photography has become cliché. But what’s the solution? And more importantly, do we need one?

In an article recently published on World Press Photo, writer Colin Pantall asks: Why photograph when every picture has already been made? It’s a great question that highlights the impact of both an oversaturated industry and hobby. Because nowadays, everyone is a photographer – especially with the rise of social media and the smartphone camera. In his piece, Pantall focuses on the impact cliché images have had on documentary photography and photojournalism, but I want to take a look at street photography; a genre many complain has become stale.

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Poignant Winning Images from 2019 World Press Photo Contest

If you’ve been excited to see the winning photos of this year’s World Press Photo contest, the wait is now over!

Previously, World Press Photo shared with us their impressive shortlist for the 2019 Press Photo Contest, where the nominees had the chance to bag the World Press Photo of the Year and World Press Photo Story of the Year awards. The winning photos have already been chosen, so if you’re among those who are following the competition closely, the wait for the results is now over!

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Check Out the Nominees of the 2019 World Press Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Foundation has just unveiled the impressive shortlist for the two awards of its 2019 Photo Contest. 

The World Press Photo Foundation brings us more photography inspiration with its introduction of this year’s nominees for its Photo Contest. If you’d like to get more insights on what makes a photograph memorable, unique, and relevant to today’s pressing issues, this announcement is worth checking out.

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Ronaldo Schemidt’s Fantastic Image Wins World Press Photo of the Year Award

Powerful protest photo wins Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt the World Press Photo of the Year award!

The World Press Photo Foundation has finally unveiled the results of its esteemed competitions, the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest and the 8th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. During the Awards Show held in Amsterdam, the compelling shot by Ronaldo Schemidt of Venezuela was declared the World Press Photo of the Year and garnered the first prize in the Spot News Single category. The World Press Photo of the Year commends the photographer “whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.”

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World Press Photo Revamps Editing Rules

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Hold onto your RAWs, kids. Following on the heels of the scandal surrounding Paul Hansen’s winning image earlier this year, World Press Photo has released a statement regarding its changes to the editing rules for submissions. In order to prevent another dustup, WPP will require that all photographers submit their unprocessed files in the later judging stages. There will be experts on-hand to determine the veracity of each photo, so that the judges can accurately judge each photo with full knowledge of what, if any, post production happened.

To World Press Photo, we say, “Thank you.”

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