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Alejandro Prieto, nominado al premio World Press Photo

El fotógrafo compite en la categoría ‘Naturaleza, imagen individual’ del prestigioso concurso de fotoperiodismo con el trabajo ‘Roadrunner Approaching the Border Wall’


Alejandro Prieto, nominado al premio World Press Photo | El Imparcial de Oaxaca
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Roadrunner Approaching the Border Wall (Correcaminos acercándose al muro fronterizo) del fotógrafo mexicano Alejandro Prieto se encuentra nominada en la categoría de Naturaleza, imagen individual del prestigioso concurso de fotoperiodismo World Press Photo 2020.

El originario de Guadalajara, Alejandro Prieto realizó la fotografía el 28 de abril de 2019 y en ella se muestra el muro del fronterizo de Estados Unidos y México que no permite obstaculiza el paso de un correcaminos.

Foto: Alejandro Prieto

“El muro a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos con México, defendido por el presidente estadounidense Donald Trump, atravesará una de las regiones más ricas y diversas de América del Norte, interrumpiendo el paso de los animales, sus hábitats y el acceso al agua y la comida. Más de 1.000 km de la frontera de 3.100 km de largo está cerrada por tales barricadas, y el presidente propone otros 800 km a principios de 2021. El Servicio de Pesca y Vida Silvestre de EE. UU. advirtió que la barrera impermeable, la actividad humana asociada y toda la noche las luces brillantes podrían impactar negativamente a 23 especies en peligro y en peligro de extinción”, se lee en el pie de foto.

Nominados al World Press Photo del año Entre los temas fotográficos nominados a la edición 2020 se encuentra el accidente aéreo de Ethiopian Airlines, que sucedió el año pasado y que cobró la vida de 157 personas, y las protestas sociales en países como Sudán y Argelia.

Resalta la ausencia de nombres y temáticas hispánicas, sobre todo la nula representación de nombres femeninos entre los seis fotógrafos elegidos para la foto del año, las nominaciones seleccionadas por el jurado se centran en “la protesta y el papel de los jóvenes en la activación del cambio”. Una de las primeras fotos preseleccionadas es del fotoperiodista etíope Mulugeta Ayene, de la agencia Associated Press (AP), que representa a una mujer en “un momento de tristeza” en el escenario posterior al accidente aéreo de Ethiopian Airlines, el pasado 10 de marzo cerca de Addis Abeba.

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A relative of a victim of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 throws dirt in her face as she grieves at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 14 March 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Relative Mourns Flight ET 302 Crash Victim’ by Mulugeta Ayene (@mulugetaayene), Ethiopia, Associated Press (@apnews). One of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On 10 March, Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, a Boeing 737 MAX, disappeared from the radar six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa airport and crashed into a field, killing all 157 people on board. The impact was so great that both engines were buried in a crater 10 meters deep, and any human remains were almost impossible to identify. On 14 November, eight months after the crash, the site of the impact was covered and the unidentified remains of victims buried in rows of identical coffins. Comparisons were made with the crash of a Lion Air aircraft, also a 737 MAX, 12 minutes after take-off from Jakarta in October 2018. Countries across the world, initially with the exception of the US, grounded the 737 MAX. First reports showed that pilots had been unable to prevent the plane repeatedly nosediving, despite following procedures recommended by Boeing. It appeared that in both cases pilots were struggling to deal with an automated safety system designed to prevent stalling, which was repeatedly pushing the nose of the plane down. It seemed that the system was being activated, possibly due to a faulty sensor, even though nothing was wrong. It later emerged that American Airlines pilots had confronted Boeing about potential safety issues with the MAX. Boeing had resisted their calls but promised a software fix, which had not been done by the time Flight ET302 crashed. Planes remained grounded into 2020. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2020 Photo Contest & 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees have been announced! We’re sharing the nominated photos in alphabetical order. Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury by following the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners will be announced on 16 April. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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Una de las fotos seleccionadas para representar protestas sociales del 2019 la tomó el argelino Farouk Batiche, fotoperiodista de Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), durante el choque entre la policía y los estudiantes que se manifestaban contra el Gobierno en Argel el pasado mayo.

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Students scuffle with riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, on 21 May 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Clash with the Police During an Anti-Government Demonstration’ by Farouk Batiche, Algeria, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (@dpa_com). One of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Algeria had been embroiled in protests since February 2019. Initially, protests had been aimed at ousting long-time president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, an 81-year-old veteran of Algeria’s independence struggle who had been in ill-health and not seen in public for some time. Bouteflika resigned in April, handing over to a military-backed caretaker government, but demonstrations continued. Protesters demanded the cancellation of the presidential elections set to take place on 4 July and a return to civilian democracy. They also called for the departure of government officials associated with the Bouteflika administration, including the interim president and prime minister. Protests continued into 2020 without successful resolution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2020 Photo Contest & 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees have been announced! We’re sharing the nominated photos, selected from 73,996 images by 4,283 photographers from 125 countries, in alphabetical order. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals by following the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 16 April. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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Otra de las imágenes nominadas a foto del año es similar en temática. Se titula Voz directa y la hizo en Sudán el fotógrafo japonés Yasuyoshi Chiba, de la agencia France Presse (AFP), en la que aparecen varios jóvenes, pero donde destaca un chico que centra la atención de los focos de cámaras y de la multitud, que le observa recitar un poema a gritos con la mano en el pecho.

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A young man, illuminated by mobile phones, recites a poem while protestors chant slogans calling for civilian rule, during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan, on 19 June 2019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Straight Voice’ by Yasuyoshi Chiba (@yasuyoshi_chiba), Japan, Agence France-Presse (@afpphoto). One of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Protests had begun in the eastern city of Atbara in December 2018, reportedly against the tripling of the price of bread, but then broadened in focus and had spread rapidly throughout the country. By April 2019, protesters were staging a sit-in close to army headquarters in the capital Khartoum, and demanding an end to the 30-year rule of dictator Omar al-Bashir. On 11 April, al-Bashir was removed from office in a military coup, and a transitional military government was established. Protests continued, calling for power to be handed to civilian groups. On 3 June, government forces opened fire on unarmed protesters. Scores of people were killed and many more subject to further violence. Three days later the African Union suspended Sudan, in the midst of widespread international condemnation of the attack. The authorities sought to defuse protests by imposing blackouts, and shutting down the internet. Protesters communicated by text message, word of mouth and using megaphones, and resistance to military rule continued. Despite another severe crackdown on 30 June, the pro-democracy movement was eventually successful in signing a power-sharing agreement with the military, on 17 August. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2020 Photo Contest & 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees have been announced! We’re sharing the nominated photos, selected from 73,996 images by 4,283 photographers from 125 countries, in alphabetical order. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals by following the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 16 April. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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La cuarta imagen se titula Despertar y fue publicada en Gazeta Wyborcza por el polaco Tomek Kaczor: aparece una joven conectada a un tubo de alimentación porque “sufre síndrome de la resignación, un estado catatónico en el que entran muchas personas y que ha sido observado en las poblaciones migratorias dentro de Europa”, detalla Tanvi Mishra.

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Ewa, a 15-year-old Armenian girl who has recently woken from catatonic state brought on by Resignation Syndrome, sits in a wheelchair, flanked by her parents, in a refugee reception center in Podkowa Leśna, Poland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Awakening’ by Tomek Kaczor (@tomek_kaczor), Poland, for Duży Format (@duzyformat), Gazeta Wyborcza (@gazeta_wyborcza). One of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Resignation Syndrome (RS) renders patients passive, immobile, mute, unable to eat and drink, incontinent and unresponsive to physical stimulus. It affects psychologically traumatised children in the midst of lengthy asylum processes, and seems most common in Roma and Yazidi children as well as those from the Balkans. It was first noted in the late 1990s, and was thought to be confined to Sweden, though cases have since been reported in the offshore refugee detention center run by the Australian government in Nauru. Remission and gradual return to normal function occurs after life circumstances improve. The Armenian girl succumbed to RS while her family were trying for asylum in Sweden, but recovered eight months later after they had been deported to Poland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2020 Photo Contest & 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees have been announced! We’re sharing the nominated photos, selected from 73,996 images by 4,283 photographers from 125 countries, in alphabetical order. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals by following the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 16 April. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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De los horrores de la guerra que obliga a emigrar habla también la fotografía del irlandés Ivor Prickett, del New York Times, en la que sale un joven combatiente kurdo-sirio gravemente herido, que recibe la visita de su pareja por primera vez desde que está hospitalizado.

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Ahmed Ibrahim (18), a badly burned SDF fighter, is visited by his girlfriend at a hospital in Al-Hasakah, Syria, on 20 October. She had at first been reluctant to enter the room, as she was horrified by his injuries, but a nurse persuaded her to go in to hold Ahmed’s hand and have a short conversation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Injured Kurdish Fighter Receives Hospital Visit’ by Ivor Prickett (@ivorprickett), Ireland, for The New York Times (@nytimes). One of six World Press Photo of the Year nominees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By early 2019, the territory held by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria had reduced to a four-square-kilometer patch in the southeast, centered on the village of Baghuz. The IS retreat from northern Syria had been under the onslaught of the combined militias of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and supported by an international coalition of primarily US troops. As IS drew back, tens of thousands of people emerged from the enclave, many of them the wives and children of foreign IS fighters. Numerous IS fighters themselves surrendered or were captured. The Kurds were left with the conundrum of what to do with so many prisoners, many of them under 18 and orphaned or separated from their families. Then, at the beginning of October, US president Donald Trump ordered US troops out of northern Syria. On 9 October, Turkey—which had long seen Kurdish forces on its border as a security threat, given the decades-long Kurdish insurgency against Turkey—invaded northern Syria, aiming to end Kurdish control over the territory. As Kurdish forces refocused their attention on a new opponent, the fate of the many thousands of prisoners grew even more uncertain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 2020 Photo Contest & 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees have been announced! We’re sharing the nominated photos, selected from 73,996 images by 4,283 photographers from 125 countries, in alphabetical order. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury by following the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winners will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 16 April. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WPPh2020 #worldpressphoto

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La última imagen nominada es del fotógrafo Nikita Teryoshin, hecha en una feria de armas en Rusia y que presenta a un hombre colocando un par de granadas en un armario. La foto se titula No es nada personal: la oficina de apoyo de la guerra, como crítica a la venta de armas, que no suele tener en cuenta contra quién ni el lugar donde se acabarán usando.

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Excited to be nominated for the World Press Photo of the year and Contemporary Issues singles with one of my pictures from the "nothing personal – tha back office of war" series taken in February in Abu Dhabi!! @worldpressphoto „18 February, 2019 A businessman locks away a pair of anti-tank grenade launchers at the end of an exhibition day, at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 18 February. IDEX is the biggest defense exhibition and conference in the Middle East, and one of the biggest arms trade-fairs in the world. No official attendance figures are released, but according to UAE state media the event drew 1,200 global defence specialists, 1,300 exhibitors and more than 105,000 visitors. Attendees include defense ministers, military chiefs of staff and key government decision-makers, who interact in conference halls, social events and back-office meetings. War is staged in an artificial environment where mannequins and screen images take the place of real people, and with outdoor demonstrations and daily choreographed battle displays on water. " https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photocontest/winners/2020

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Más fotografías nominadas por el World Press Photo

También hay tres nominados para la nueva categoría de serie fotográfica: los Disturbios de Hong Kong del fotógrafo danés Nicolas Asfouri (AFP), el Lugar del accidente del vuelo 302 de Ethiopian Airlines por el etíope Mulugeta Ayene, y Kho, la génesis de una revuelta en Argelia, del fotógrafo francés Romain Laurendeau.

Asimismo, el jurado ha seleccionado tres fotos individuales y tres historias en cada una de las ocho categorías del Concurso de Fotografía 2020, como Temas contemporáneos, Medio ambiente, Retratos o Deportes, entre otros.