Photographs of Donald Trump and his supporters are dominating the top prizes so far at the 74th Pictures of the Year International competition.
Nadav Kander’s formal portrait (right) of Donald Trump for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year” cover has won the first place prize in the Portrait category.
New York Times staff photographer Damon Winter has taken first place awards in two categories: Campaign 2016 Picture Story, for a portfolio of images of Trump campaign rallies; and US Presidential 2016, for a single image of a young Trump supporter chanting “Lock her up” at a Trump rally.
In other categories, Søren Bidstrup of the Berlingske Nyheder (Berlingske News, Denmark) won first place in the Feature category. His winning photograph (below) shows a Trump supporter sitting in a coffee shop in War, West Virginia under portraits of John F. Kennedy and George Washington.
All of the prizes so far are for POYi’s News Division categories. Judging for the division will culminate on Friday when jurors select the Newspaper Photographer of the Year.
Judging for the Reportage Division and Sports Division entries will take place next week. Entries for the Visual Editing Division will begin February 20.
POYi doesn’t announce names of the winners until judging is completed for all divisions. But winning entries for each category are posted on the POYi website on a rolling basis during the judging, which began February 6 and ends February 23.
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