The Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda won the World Press Photo, this is the most important photojournalism contest in the world. Aranda won thanks to the picture of a veiled woman hugging a wounded man during the Yemen insurrection.
The photograph was chosen among 100,000 images sent by 5,247 photographers from 124 countries around the world. According to Koyo Kouoh, a member of the jury, the picture reflects the situation lived during the Arab revolts. The image alone captures the essence of the events that transpired in Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and Syria during the Arab Spring.
Aranda’s picture was published in The New York Times, on October 15. The photo gave Aranda the reward of 10,000 euros and a digital camera with the latest equipment. (AV)