The winners of the 2007 World Press Photo Awards have been announced, with UK photographer Tim Hetherington taking the top award for his affecting photograph of a US soldier resting at “Restrepo” bunker (named after a soldier from his platoon who was recently killed by insurgents) in Afghanistan on September 16. The photograph was shot as part of an assignment by Hetherington for Vanity Fair.
A selection of other winners are shown here, with the full set available to view online at worldpressphoto.org.
US photographer John Moore won the 1st prize in the Spot News Singles section with this photograph for Getty Images, taken at the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on December 27.
This photograph of Kenyan election unrest in Nairobi is part of a series taken by Columbian/German photographer Roberto Schmidt for Agence France-Presse on December 29-31.
Dress of an African caught in the Israel/Egypt border fence, photographed by Yonathan Weitzman on August 20.
Makeshift immigrant hut in Calais, France, taken by Swiss photographer Jean Revillard for Rezo.ch.
Mui, a homeless woman with HIV and her son bathe in the Red River in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photograph by Justin Maxon (USA) for Aurora Photos.
Dutch photographer Pieter ten Hoopen took this photograph as part of a series entitled ‘Kitezh, the invisible town, Russia’ for Agence Vu.
President Putin photographed for Time magazine by UK photographer, Platon.
Girl in an anime character costume, photographed in Shanghai by US photographer Ariana Lindquist.