The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of the 62nd annual World Press Photo contest at its annual awards show in Amsterdam on 11 April.
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The independent jury selected John Moore’s now iconic “Crying Girl on the Border” as the World Press Photo of the Year. The photo shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June 2018.
The Interactive prize in the Digital Storytelling Contest went to Frontline and The GroundTruth Project for its “The Last Generation” project. It tells “a cinematic, seamlessly interactive story that brings audiences into the lives of three children who face losing not just their homes but their entire nation to rising seas.”