People run to a truck that has stopped to give them a ride, outside Tapanatepec, Mexico, on 30 October 2018. Some drivers charged to give travelers a lift for part of the way, but most offered services free as a sign of support. © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act
Families bathe, wash clothes and relax beside the Rio Novillero, when the caravan takes a rest day near Tapanatepec. © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act
A father and son sleep after a long day’s walking, Juchitán, 30 October 2018. © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act
A girl picks flowers during the day’s walk from Tapanatepec to Niltepec, a distance of 50 km. © Pieter Ten Hoopen, Agence Vu/Civilian Act
Another winner from the Netherlands is Jasper Doest who won the second prize with Flamingo Socks in the category “Nature – Singles”.
Flamingo Socks. A Caribbean flamingo inspects the improvised socks created to help heal its severe foot lesions, at the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben, Curaçao. © Jasper Doest
The bird was brought by plane from neighboring island Bonaire, after spending a few weeks in a local rehabilitation facility. Such lesions are common among captive flamingos, as they have very sensitive feet and are used to walking on soft ground. After a few weeks of care the bird was transported back to Bonaire. There are around 3,000 breeding pairs of Caribbean flamingos on Bonaire, and a further 200 to 300 birds on Curaçao.
Doest also won the second prize with his series Meet Bob in the category “Nature – Stories”. Bob, a rescued Caribbean flamingo, lives among humans on the Dutch island of Curaçao. Bob was badly injured when he flew into a hotel window, and was cared for by Odette Doest who runs Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC), a wildlife rehabilitation center. During Bob’s rehabilitation, Odette discovered that he had been habituated to humans, and so would not survive if returned to the wild. Instead, he became an ‘ambassador’ for FDOC, which educates local people about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.
Meet Bob. Bob walks through the hallway, past the bathroom, back to his room. During rehabilitation, DVM Odette Doest found out that Bob had been habituated by humans and therefore could not be reintroduced back into the wild. So now he spends his time at her house, where he shares a room with his other avian rescue friends. © Jasper Doest
Meet Bob. Bob the flamingo accompanies veterinarian Odette Doest on a visit to the Dr Albert Schweitzer School in Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, to educate children about flamingos and their habitat. © Jasper Doest
Meet Bob. Bob, a rescued flamingo, swims in the sea, under veterinarian Odette Doest’s supervision, on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. © Jasper Doest
Meet Bob. Veterinarian Odette Doest has built a saltwater pool for rescued birds such as Bob the flamingo at her home on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.. © Jasper Doest
About World Press Photo Contest
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest organized by the Amsterdam-based World Press Photo Foundation has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of journalism. The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting around 100 cities in about 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 4 million people worldwide.
About Fondazione Sozzani
The Fondazione Sozzani was established in 2016 by Carla Sozzani and is dedicated to the promotion of culture through photography, fashion, the fine arts, and applied arts. It has assumed the patronage of Galleria Carla Sozzani, founded by Sozzani in Milan in 1990, and continues all relevant public functions that the Galleria has supported for the past 29 years. The Foundation has supported World Press Photo for 25 years through the consecutive exhibition of the winners of the World Press Photo Contest.
About 10 Corso Como
Founded in Milan in 1991 by former fashion editor and publisher Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como is recognized as the world’s first concept store, with a curated mix of fashion, design and art in a succession of spaces alongside a restaurant and café and an art and photography gallery. 10 Corso Como’s visual identity, interior and iconic logos are designed by American artist Kris Ruhs, inspired by the idea of bringing art into the everyday environment. Over the past almost 30 years, 10 Corso Como has expanded internationally with venues in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing. The Seaport District in New York is its first U.S. location.