Nine top winners and 27 finalists from 15 countries won awards in the 2012See examples of each, here, along with direct links to each winner's website.
Awards for the best photojournalism from 2012 were just announced by. Samuel Aranda’s compelling photograph from Yemen (above) was declared the Photo of the Year. Read more about this and other winning images from around the globe, and view them here in Lens Culture’s high-resolution slideshow.
This year's World Press Photo Awards honored dozens of incredible stories—and we were especially pleased to see several LensCulture photographers among the laureates!
In today's hyper-connected world, personal intimacy can be hard to come by — these photographs (old and new) remind us how a good picture can put us back in touch with our inner, hidden selves and each other.