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.
Only one week remains until the filing deadline for the TASS-led News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID expires. Professional photojournalists can submit their works until December 24 inclusive. At this point, photographers from 80 countries have already sent in their snapshots for the competition. Once the acceptance of the applications ends, the competition’s jury will start selecting and evaluating the submitted photos.
Stefania Iantaffi, Chief of ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata, Italy) Desk Picture, reveals what prompted her to shift journalistic gears and move from traditional reporting into photojournalism. In addition, she’ll elaborate on the importance of the work of photographers.
The 2020 Photo Issue of the Washington Post presents the works of nine photographers that capture the COVID-19 pandemic, the BLM movement, and the deep rift in US society during the presidential election campaign. According to the Washington Post, it is these photos that will enable future generations to understand what the year 2020 was like.