Danish photographer Mads Nissen won the winner of the main prize of the 2021 World Press Photo Contest. This is a photo taken in Brazil of an elderly woman in the arms of a nurse. This photo won the jury’s hope and conveyed Gave her hope. .
Nissen won the main prize in the World Press Photo Newspaper Photo Contest, because he used his camera to capture the first hug that the 85-year-old and the sickly home in São Paulo received after being isolated from the outside world for five months in August last year. .
Isolated for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic, this woman finally got the chance, because with the plastic protection, she had the opportunity to experience the nurse’s first embrace.
“The symbolic image of covida-19 commemorates the best moments of our lives everywhere. This photo shows fragility, separation and survival at the same time, and is also a symbol of hope,” Kevin WY Lee, a member of the organization Said. jury.
Nissen said: “For me, this is a story full of hope and love in the most difficult moments.” He won an award in the general information category with just one recording. Nissen, who works in Copenhagen, is not the first to receive this award, because the 2015 World Press Photography Award awarded him the award for photographing a gay couple in Russia.
Approximately 4,300 photographers from all over the world participated in the competition with 74,000 photos, of which the top 45 were nominated by judges. This year’s award ceremony was held online to celebrate the epidemic.