Latin American photographers among winners of World Press Photo Contest

Latin American photographers were among the category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contests. The awards are presented by the World Press Photo Foundation, and go to "the best visual journalism of the past year."

The Latin American winners are:

  • 1st prize in the Contemporary Issues, singles category: Pablo Tosco of Argentina for the photo Yemen: Hunger, Another War Wound 
  • 1st prize in the Environment, stories category: Lalo de Almeida of Brazil (Panos Pictures for Folha de São Paulo) for the story Pantanal Ablaze
  • 2nd prize in the Portraits, singles category: Iván Macías of Mexico for the photo COVID-19 First Responder
  • 2nd prize in the Spot News, stories category: Ernesto Benavides of Peru (Agence France-Presse) for the story Presidential Vacancy

The World Press Photo of the Year, The First Embrace, was taken in São Paulo, Brazil by Danish photographer Mads Nissen.