The international jury of the 58th World Press Photo Contest named a photo by Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The picture shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.
“It’s just a picture about love and hate”
Interview of Michele McNally, chair of the World Press Photo and director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times
All Winners of 2014’s edition :
This year, 42 photographers of 17 nationalities were awarded in eight categories.
See the gallery of all 45 awards on World Press Photo Gallery