There is a Portuguese on the list of 2021 World Press Photo nominees

There is a Portuguese on the list of 2021 World Press Photo nominees

The prestigious competition is back, in a year marked, among other things, by the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Photo by Luis Tato / The Washington Post

World Press Photo is back, and the 2021 edition nominations were announced this Wednesday, March 10th. The renowned photojournalism competition has 45 nominees from 28 countries who compete against each other in different categories.

One of the most conspicuous topics this year is of course the pandemic. The Black Lives Matter movement and social protest in the US are also very present – but there are always many different images and themes to discover in the different categories.

One of the nominees in the Local News category is the Portuguese photojournalist Nuno André Ferreira from Agência Lusa. His photo was taken in Oliveira de Frades during a fire in September 2020. It shows a child in a car with intense flames in the background.

4,315 photographers from 130 countries applied for this issue with a total of 74,470 images. The winners will be announced at an online ceremony scheduled for April 15th. All photos can be viewed on the official World Press Photo website.

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