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February 12, 2010
Pietro Masturzo, Italy
From the rooftops of Tehran, June
The jury of the World Press Photo Competition announced the winners today.
Pietro Masturzo, a photographer from Italy, was awarded World Press Photo of the Year 2009, for his photograph of women shouting on a rooftop in protest to the presidential election results in Tehran, Iran, on the 24th of June.
You can see a larger version of this photograph — along with 20 other winning photographs — in Lens Culture's high-resolution slideshow of the winners. You can also read the juror's comments about this photo, and about the competition in general. Overall, the winning selections are remarkable photographs covering a diverse range of news topics.
It was especially pleasing for us to see that two of the top winners of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2009 were selected as top winners for World Press Photo Awards, too: Marco Vernaschi and Laura Pannack.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Marco Vernaschi, Italy, for Pulitzer Center
Laura Pannack, United Kingdom, Lisa Pritchard Agency for The Guardian Weekend magazine
Graham, anorexic teenager