The Overcoming COVID-19 photo exhibition opened in March
The winner is "enthusiastic and filled with emotions"
Photojournalists Diego Ibarra Sánchez, Josh Edelson, Tao Liang and Ilya Pitalev chosen as the winners of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s special prize
The organizers of the News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID photo contest set up by TASS Russian News Agency have published the works included in the shortlist as the result of the voting by the jury members on the photo contest’s website. It is precisely those photos that will compete for the Grand Prize. The shortlist includes 16 pictures from the Single Photo category and 12 pictures from the Photo Series category.
Photographer Sergei Metelitsa, who was infected with COVID-19, reported directly from his hospital room
On January 18, the first stage of voting for the pictures submitted to the News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID photo contest organized by TASS Russian News Agency kicks off. This stage will carry on until January 28. During this period, the jury panel will get acquainted with all the works and put together a shortlist.
Grigory Dukor, who heads the Photo and Video Department at the TASS Russian News Agency, recounts what valuable lessons his considerable experience in photojournalism has provided and shares other fascinating insights into the life of a professional photographer.
Lan Hongguang, senior reporter and vice director of the Photo News Department at Xinhua News Agency (China), reveals why photography is an internationally understood language and elaborates on what feelings overwhelmed him during the pandemic.
There are two nominations - Single Photo and Picture Series, offering $3,000 each
Hitoshi Oikawa, managing editor of the Audio-Visual News Department of Kyodo, Japan’s largest independent news agency, explains how his career as a war correspondent helped him to grasp the significance of photography, and what impact a good photo can make during times of trouble.