Samuel Aranda of Spain Wins 2011 World Press Photo of the Year (Photo)

By on Feb 10, 2012 in Arts, Lifestyle, World Comments

Samuel Aranda from Spain won the 2011 World Press Photo contest’s Photo of the Year, according to the 2011 World Press Photo official website on Friday, February 10, 2012. It was the 55th edition of the annual World Press Photo Contest.

Below is the winning photo of Samuel Aranda.

World Press Photo of the Year 2011
2011 World Press Photo of the Year
Image Credit: Samuel Aranda

The October 15, 2011 photo of Aranda for The New York Times depicts a woman holding a wounded relative during a protest against Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa.

Samuel Aranda will receive a cash prize of €10,000 and a Canon EOS Digital SLR Camera and lens kit from Canon during the Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam on Saturday, 21 April 2012.

Below are the 2011 World Press Photo winners.

  • SPOT NEWS SINGLES – Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time, Rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11
  • SPOT NEWS STORIES – 1. Koichiro Tezuka, Japan, Mainichi Shimbun, Tsunami strikes Natori City, Japan, March 11.
  • GENERAL NEWS SINGLES – 1. Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek, Protestors at Tahrir Square react to president Mubarak’s announcement not to step down, Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 10
  • GENERAL NEWS STORIES – Remi Ochlik, France, IP3 Press, Battle for Libya.
  • PEOPLE IN THE NEWS SINGLES – Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times, A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh, Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15.
  • PEOPLE IN THE NEWS STORIES – Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse, Aftermath of the tsunami, Japan, March-April.
  • SPORTS SINGLES – Donald Miralle, Jr., USA, Mass swim start at the Ironman World Championships, Kailua Bay, Hawaii, USA.
  • SPORTS STORIES – Alexander Taran, Russia, ‘Strelka,’ street fighting tournament, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES SINGLES – 1. Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Kiev Independent, Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, Kryvyi Rig, Ukraine.
  • CONTEMPORARY ISSUES STORIES – Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine, Child brides: Too young to wed.
  • DAILY LIFE SINGLES – Damir Sagolj, Bosnia, Reuters, Picture of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung on a wall in Pyongyang, Oct. 5.
  • DAILY LIFE STORIES – Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina, Never Let You Go.
  • PORTRAITS SINGLES – Laerke Posselt, Denmark, Iranian-born Danish actress Mellica Mehraban.
  • PORTRAITS STORIES – Donald Weber, Canada, VII Photo Agency, Interrogation room, Ukraine.
  • ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SINGLES – David Goldman, USA, The Associated Press, Cpl. Ben Vandandaigue plays the drums at a Canadian base, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STORIES – Rob Hornstra, The Netherlands, The Sochi Project: Sochi Singers.
  • NATURE SINGLES – Jenny E. Ross, USA, Polar bear attempts to feed on sea birds’ eggs, Novaya Zemlya, Russia.
  • NATURE STORIES – Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine, Rhino wars

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