Fingers crossed for countryman Chris McGrath in this year’s World Press Photo awards. Winner’s announced 11 April.
‘The Disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi’ by Chris McGrath (@cmcgrath_photo) (Australia, Getty Images) is one of three nominees in the ‘General News, singles’ category of the 2019 Photo Contest.
An unidentified man tries to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, amid a growing international backlash to the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 15 October 2018.
A critic of the Saudi regime, Khashoggi had been missing since entering the consulate on 2 October to obtain documents. After weeks of rumor and false information, Riyadh announced that Khashoggi had been killed accidentally during an altercation. Turkish authorities and the CIA claimed he had been murdered by Saudi intelligence operatives, working under high Saudi authority.
We’re sharing the nominees of the 2019 Photo Contest & 2019 Digital Storytelling in alphabetical order, by category.
Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals by following the link in our bio, or go to: www.worldpressphoto.org
The winners will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 11 April.
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