New York—April 13, 2018: Getty Images’ photographers have received top honors at World Press Photo, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest with two individual awards, testament to the company’s extraordinary and diverse roster of photojournalism talent. The 2018 winners include:
– David Becker took first place in the Spot News/Stories category for his work capturing the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
– Kevin Frayer was awarded second place in the General News category for his work documenting the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh.
The 2018 contest saw over 73,000 entries submitted by almost 5,000 photographers from 125 countries.
Ken Mainardis, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Getty Images, said, “Getty Images is incredibly proud of David Becker and Kevin Frayer for the work they have been honored with at World Press Photo. At Getty Images we believe imagery has the power to move the world, spur change and ignite public debate, and no one does it better than these two journalists whose work has shone a light on some of the most critical issues of our times.”
To view the winners of World Press Photo 2018, visit www.worldpressphoto.org