Powerful images triumph at the World Press Photo Contest 2022

World Press Photo Awards 2022
(Image credit: Amber Bracken for The New York Times)

The winners of the 2022 World Press Photo Contest have just been announced, recognizing the best photojournalism and documentary photography from the past year. This year, 64,235 photos were entered into the competition by more than 4,000 photographers who were in with a chance of winning a top prize of €5,000. 

Now in its 64th year, the competition attracted photographers from 130 different countries. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious photojournalism awards in the world and through powerful images shares the stories of people and places all over the world. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.