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AFP picture wins World Press Photo of the Year Award

Agence France-Presse photographer Ronaldo Schemidt won the prestigious 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Award on Thursday with his image of a masked Venezuelan protester on fire, taken during violent protests in Caracas.

“The jury… awards the first prize to Ronaldo Schemidt’s picture entitled ‘Venezuela Crisis’,” judges said at a prize-giving ceremony in Amsterdam. Schemidt’s photo also won the Spot News-Singles category.

AFP photographers Oliver Scarff and Juan Barreto were also honoured, respectively scooping first prize in the sports category and third in the spot news stories.

AFP

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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    nice concept…

  2. though the picture was a tragic one, congratulations for the wonderful picture

  3. Aguinam ojukwu faustina

    Congratulations
    Team G

  4. congrat
    team bouake

  5. kudos to him, looking at the picture u will know that he deserves the Award.

  6. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Wow!! Real creativity at work. Congratulations

  7. team bouake

    waaw! so amazing. being creative in any work on actually finds his or herself actually pays

  8. Congratulation sir

    Team Bouake

    Quiz no : 2

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