World Press Photo contestの2016年受賞作品。

『2016 World Press Photo contest』とは、フォトジャーナリズム分野の世界的な写真コンテストです。今年で59回目だそうですが、大賞はWarren Richardson氏の「Hope for a New Life」でした。

Warren Richardson 2016 World Press Photo Contest



A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, on August 28, 2015. Many entries in this year’s World Press Photo competition covered the migrant crisis from multiple angles, and this haunting image stood out for the jury. Richardson: “I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone.”