Crying Girl photo by John Moore won the World Press Photo of the Year Award

Crying Girl photo by John Moore won the World Press Photo of the Year Award

Veteran Getty Images photographer John Moore’s photograph of a young girl Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA, after crossing into the US from Mexico won the World Press Photo of the Year and the first prize in the Spot News, Singles, category.
He received €10,000 (£8,600) as prize amount.
Dutch-Swedish photographer Pieter Ten Hoopen won the “World Press Photo Story of the Year Award” for the image of 2018 mass-migrant caravan to the US border.
For 62 years, the World Press Photo Foundation has recognized the best contributions to visual journalism by professional photographers through its international World Press Photo Contest.
This year’s winners were selected from 78,801 images entered by 4,738 photographers world-wide.