Brazil was represented at the World Press Photo 2016, thanks to Brazilian photographer Maurício Lima, who was featured two times, finishing in first place for the category “General News” and runner up in the category “Daily Life”
The competition is one of the most prized awards in photo-journalism and each year receives entries from all over the world. Maurício Lima, who has constructed a successful career as a photographer, has works regularly published in the New York Times and other important media. He has also amassed several awards, including Photographer of the Year (2015) voted by “Pictures of the Year Latin America” and the Frontline Club London (2015), when he documented the refugee crisis in Europe.
His image chosen for first place in the “General News” category registered a moment in which a doctor was treating the burns of a young anti ISIS fighter in Syria. In the category “Daily Life”, for which he was placed runner up, captured the sense of freedom of children from the Munduruku tribe jumping into the River Tapajós in Pará (northern state of Brazil). The photographs can be seen at the touring exhibition, which will visit 45 different countries, including the UK.
All the images and award winning sets cab be seen on World Press Photo page.