Every year since 1955 an international jury has convened in Holland under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the finest press photographs of the year. Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reporting, it draws submissions from photojournalists, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world.
Publishing the results of the most recent competition, this book contains the most haunting and inspiring photographs from 2012—some 150 pictures selected from more than 100,000 images submitted. These prize-winning works capture the most powerful, moving, and sometimes disturbing events of the year.
World Press Photo Foundation
The World Press Photo Foundation is based in Amsterdam.