|Black Drag Magic - Portrait of a drag artist and activist, nominated in the portrait category © Lee-Ann Olwage|
Nominees have also been revealed for the contest’s eight sub-categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, Sports, Nature, Spot News, Portraits, and Long-term Projects.
Out of 4,000 photographers from 125 countries, 44 nominees were selected, 30 of who have been nominated for the first time.
|Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash site, nominated for Photo of the Year © Mulugeta Ayene, Ethiopia, Associated Press.|
Nominations for Photo of the Year include Mulugeta Ayene, for his image of two women mourning the death of their relatives, who were among the 158 casualties of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Ayene’s wider series of work, capturing the devastation at the crash site, has also been nominated for Story of the Year.
|Clash with the police during an anti-government demonstration, nominated for Photo of the Year © Farouk Batiche, Algeria, Deutsche Presse-Agentur.|
|ISIS and its aftermath in Syria, nominated for Photo of the Year © Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times.|
Other nominees include Farouk Batiche, who captured the clash between the police and civilians during an anti-government demonstration in Algeria, and Ivor Prickett, for his photograph of an injured Kurdish fighter.
Other highlights include images by Tatsiana Tkachova, who addresses the subject of abortion, a word that is still taboo in Belarus, and Lee-Ann Olwage’s striking portrait of a drag artist and activist, both nominated in the Portraits category.