18+. Evgeniy Maloletka's photo from Mariupol wins World Press Photo 2023
23:36, Thursday, 20 April, 2023
Ukrainian photographer Evgeniy Maloletka has won the most prestigious award for photojournalists: World Press Photo 2023. The jury recognised his photo from a maternity hospital in Mariupol bombed by Russians as the Photo of the Year.
Source: website of World Press Photo
Details: Earlier, a series of Malolotka's photographs from Mariupol besieged by Russian occupiers were included in the list of World Press Photo 2023 winners in the Europe category.
"The jury felt that this image captures the absurdity and horror of war. It is an accurate representation of the year's events and evidence of the war crimes being committed against Ukrainian civilians by Russian forces. The image rises as a deeply painful historical fact and highlights the murder of future generations of Ukrainians. By giving the image a platform, the jury hopes that the world will stop and acknowledge the intolerable realities of this war and consider the future of Ukraine," the organisers commented on the winning photo by Maloletka.
In total, this year's 66th annual World Press Photo contest received 60,448 photos from 3,752 photographers. Thirty photographers won regional awards and received honourable mentions. Today, the organisers announced the four global winners of World Press Photo 2023.