Indonesian Photographer Among Winners of World Press Photo Awards

15 Februar, 2013 | Source: The Jakarta Globe

A Jakarta Globe contributor, photographer Ali Lutfi, is one of 54 winners of the 56th World Press Photo Contest, the organizers announced on their website on Friday.



Ali, a photographer based in Solo, Central Java, won second prize singles in the Nature category for his picture entitled “Mimin.”

The picture, taken in Solo on Dec. 5, 2012, depicts Mimin, a trained performing monkey, wearing a mask as part of its routine to entertain motorists at busy intersections in the Central Java city.

The international jury selected a picture by Paul Hansen from Sweden as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.

Hansen’s “Gaza Burial” shows a crowd on its way to a mosque for the burial of two infants killed in an Israeli missile strike. Two men at the head of the crowd carry their bodies, with the children’s father trailing behind, after their house was destroyed by the missile in Gaza City in November last year.

The photo contest featured nine categories, namely General News, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Observed People Portraits, Staged People Portraits, Nature, Sports Action and Sports Features.

The 54 winners were selected from more than 100,000 images submitted for the contest by 5,666 photographers from 124 nationalities, the organizers said.

The awards will be presented in Amsterdam in a ceremony on April 21.

 

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