Two Mexicans win the World Press Photo award in their category


Yael Martínez and Pedro Pardo won the second and third place, respectively, in the categories Long-term project and News of the moment, in the award ceremony held in Amsterdam.

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Pedro Pardo, photojournalist originally from the state of Puebla, obtained the third place in the News category of the moment. His image shows a migrant family trying to cross the border fence in Tijuana that separates Mexico and the United States .

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Together with Yael Martínez, photographer from Guerrero , who won the second place in the long-term project category, with the series “The house that bleeds”, in which he portrays families with a missing member.

Also the issue of migration won  this year’s World Press Photo Award , with the photograph “Criying Girl on the Border”, John Moore was the winner of the world’s most important photojournalism contest that was held in the city of Amsterdam.

The image shows Yanela Sánchez, a Honduran girl who cries while her mother is registered by a border agent in McAllen, Texas.

The snapshot was taken on June 12, 2018 by Getty Images correspondent, whose evidence went viral shortly after it was published and was used to cause controversy over Donald Trump’s immigration policies .

Photography is considered a symbol of the drama of children separated from their parents, under “zero tolerance”, ordered by the president of the United States in order to contain the migration to the United States.

Source: El Economista

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