The World Press Photo 2016 is the most important contest of photojournalism that every year, from 59 years, is organized by the World Press Photo Foundation of Amsterdam.
This year was attended by 5,775 photojournalists from 128 different nations, and were 82.951 topical pictures has been submitted to the jury, consisting of international photography experts.
42 photographers have been awarded, but the photo of the year award was given to the Australian photographer Warren Richardson who, with his picture entitled Hope for new life, shows the dramatic situation of migrants from Serbia and Hungary through the shoot of a man that help a child to pass through the barbed wire that lies on the border between the two countries.
Richardson is a freelance photographer based in Budapest, Hungary. To take this picture has stayed five days at the border, as well as refugees, playing hide and seek with the police. When he took the photo were the 3 am and he couldn't use flash for not be discovered by the police, the only light he had available was the moonlight..
Among the winners are also two Italian: Dario Mitidieri won third prize in the category "People" with the photo "Lost Family Portraits" on a family of Syrian refugees in a Lebanese refugee camp and Francesco Zizola instead finished second in the category "Contemporary issues "with the project "In the Same Boat" on a wooden fishing boat that crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy carrying more than 500 migrants.
All these amazing photos will be exhibited in Rome at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere from 29 April to 29 May 2016, and Milan from May 8 to June 5 at the Galleria Carla Sozzani of Corso Como.