World Press Photo 2018 otorga premio a imagen de hombre en llamas

12-04-2018 18:11

Foto: Venezuela Crisis / Fotógrafo: Ronaldo Schemidt Agrandar
Foto: Venezuela Crisis / Fotógrafo: Ronaldo Schemidt

World Press Photo otorgó el premio del 2018 a Ronaldo Schemidt, fotógrafo venezolano que retrató de manera impresionante a una persona de nombre José Víctor Salazar, quien es un manifestante de la oposición venezolana, envuelto en llamas durante los disturbios originados el pasado 3 de mayo en Caracas, Venezuela.

El fotoperiodista fue el ganador de la gala tras competir con otras cinco fotografías nominadas, las cuales retrataban el atendado de Westminster, una víctima del grupo terrorista Boko Haram, el drama de los refugiados rohinyás y dos instantáneas de la liberación de Mosul del Estado Islámico.

Cuando recibió el premio, el fotógrafo dijo poder encontrarse algún día a José Victor y poder desearle su recuperación fisica y psicológica.

Actualmente, Schemidt trabaja en la Agencia France-Presse (AFP) en México y constantemente viaja a su país para cubrir algunas protestas.

 

Just announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam, the World Press Photo of the Year is Ronaldo Schemidt’s ‘Venezuela Crisis’, Agence France Presse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was also awarded 1st prize in the Spot News Singles category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. May 3, 2017 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ President Maduro had announced plans to revise Venezuela’s democratic system by forming a constituent assembly to replace the opposition-led National Assembly, in effect consolidating legislative powers for himself. Opposition leaders called for mass protests to demand early presidential elections. Clashes between protesters and the Venezuelan national guard broke out on 3 May, with protesters (many of whom wore hoods, masks or gas masks) lighting fires and hurling stones. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve just revealed the winners in each category of the 2018 Photo Contest and 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest at the Awards Show in Amsterdam. Follow the link in our bio to see the winners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2018 Photo Contest (#WPPh2018) drew entries from around the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. The independent jury selected 312 photographs by 42 photographers from 22 countries, over an intensive anonymous judging process. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2018 award-winning visual journalists will speak about their work at the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam from 13–14 April. The Festival will have a varied program of presentations, workshops, and meetups featuring special guests, including the renowned Sem Presser Lecture, supported by DuPho, this year presented by Stephanie Sinclair.

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