Among the individual category winners, Edward Burtynsky is awarded this year’s prize for Outstanding Contribution to Photography.
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Layered with riffs of cultural and symbolic references, Adam Ferguson’s ongoing series, Big Sky, comments on the ecological deterioration of Australia’s interior regions
Born in Australia in 1978, Adam Ferguson studied photography at Griffith University. He first won…
This year, he says, all the images have been thoroughly checked before the shortlists have been announced, let alone the winners. “All the checking is already done – all raw files, where the images were shot, everything,” he tells BJP. “We know how important it is that everything can be trusted, and we keep asking questions until we are satisfied. We wouldn’t announce the shortlists unless we were.”
“If you are asked to think what is the photo of the year, you have to try to have something about the events of that year, and that sends you to a news or documentary photography,” says Magdalena Herrera, director of photography for Geo France and chair of the jury for the 2018 World Press Photo Contest. “But we were looking for a point of view, the photographer’s point of view. We weren’t looking for an opinion, but for images in which someone had been able to take the photographic tool to envisage their part. Even if you are a documentary photographer, you choose the moment when you take the shot. YOU are the one reporting.
Mark Power, Maisie Cousins and Adam Ferguson shed light on their unique approaches to social media