Photographers from 12 Latin American countries win visual journalism awards

Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and the Nuestra Mirada network of Latin American photographers honored 18 visual journalism projects in the first POYi Latin America Visual Journalism Contest. The winners will be honored at the Fiesta de Imagen (Image Party) in Cuenca, Ecuador in July.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas was a promotional sponsor of the event.

According to POYi, judges sifted through more than 17,000 images from 700 photographers, giving top honors to Peruvian Gihan Tubbeh, who was named the Latin American Photographer of the Year.

Others who placed first in the “Premier” categories include the Sub Photoagraphy Collectivie from Argentina, winner of the The AVANTI-Multitrabajos Sustainable Development Award for a photographic essay that focuses on the potential for grassroots change; and Peruvian Max Cabello, winner of the Nuestra Mirada Identity Award for the best “candid, unposed story or essay that reflects the human experience, celebrates life, or chronicles a cultural trend.”

See the full list of honorees and their award-winning pictures on the Nuestra Mirada homepage.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.