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.
though the picture was a tragic one, congratulations for the wonderful picture
wow! this is amazing.
Nice picture….. so real….. deserves it
kudos to him, looking at the picture u will know that he deserves the Award.
Wow!! Real creativity at work. Congratulations
waaw! so amazing. being creative in any work on actually finds his or herself actually pays
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