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Alexandre Lanz, Head of Communications & Marketing
Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins
T. +41 22 994 88 68
Swiss Press Photographer of the Year 2017
© Guillaume Perret, Swiss Press Photo
Daniela – la traversée du cancer
© Jean-Christophe Bott, Swiss Press Photo
18 Juin vote sur Moutier
Keystone and various media
© Karin Hofer, Swiss Press Photo
Reinen Wein einschenken
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
© Remo Naegeli, Swiss Press Photo
Zahnarzt auf Achse
© Pablo Nadir Yanik Gianinazzi, Swiss Press Photo
Keystone and various media
© Simon Tanner, Swiss Press Photo
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
© Alex Kühni, Swiss Press Photo
Krieg der Sniper
World Press Photo of the Year, also winner in the category
Spot News, singles
© Ronaldo Schemidt, Agence France-Presse
Title: Venezuela Crisis
3 May 2017 – José Victor Salazar Balza, a 28-year-old Venezuelan, catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.
Spot News, 1st prize stories
© David Becker, Getty Images
Title: Massacre in Las Vegas
1 October 2017 – Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 wounded when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of around 22,000 concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
People, 1st prize singles
© Magnus Wennman
Title: Resignation Syndrome
2 March 2017 – Djeneta (right) has been bedridden and unresponsive for two-and-a-half years, and her sister Ibadeta for more than six months, with uppgivenhetssyndrom (resignation syndrome), in Horndal, Sweden.
People, 1st prize stories
© Adam Ferguson, for The New York Times
Title: Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived. - Aisha, age 14
29 August – 22 September – Portraits of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants, taken in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. The girls were strapped with explosives, and ordered to blow themselves up in crowded areas, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs.
General News, 1st prize singles
© Patrick Brown, Panos Pictures, for Unicef
Title: Rohingya Crisis
28 September 2017 – The bodies of Rohingya refugees are laid out after the boat in which they were attempting to flee Myanmar capsized about eight kilometers off Inani Beach, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Around 100 people were on the boat before it capsized. There were 17 survivors.
General News, 1st prize stories
© Ivor Prickett, for The New York Times
Title: The Battle for Mosul
16 January – 16 September 2017 – On 10 July 2017, after months of fighting, the Iraqi government declared the city of Mosul fully liberated from ISIS, although fierce fighting continued in pockets of the city. Civilians queue for humanitarian aid in the district of Mamun, to the west of Mosul, on 15 March.
Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles
© Jesco Denzel, laif
Title: Lagos Waterfronts under Threat
24 February 2017 – A boat with tourists from Lagos Marina is steered through the canals of the Makoko community – an ancient fishing village that has grown into an enormous informal settlement – on the shores of Lagos Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria.
Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize singles
© Roger Turesson, Dagens Nyheter
Title: North Korea
9 April 2017 – A crowd awaits the start of the Pyongyang Marathon at the Kim Il-sung Stadium, while an official guards the exit, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Environment, 1st prize singles
© Neil Aldridge
Title: Waiting For Freedom
21 September 2017 – A young southern white rhinoceros, drugged and blindfolded, is about to be released into the wild in Okavango Delta, Botswana, after its relocation from South Africa for protection from poachers.
Environment, 2nd prize stories
© Luca Locatelli, for National Geographic
Title: Hunger Solutions
2 October 2016 – 9 March 2017 – The planet must produce more food in the next four decades than all farmers in history have harvested over the past 8,000 years. A farmhouse, surrounded by greenhouses, in Westland: with 80% of the land under glass, it is considered the Dutch capital of greenhouse agriculture.
Sports, 1st prize singles
© Oliver Scarff, Agence France-Presse
Title: Royal Shrovetide Football
22 February 2017 – Members of opposing teams, the Up’ards and Down’ards, grapple for the ball during the historic, annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, UK.
Sports, 1st prize stories
© Alain Schroeder, Reporters
Title: Kid Jockeys
17–25 September 2017 – Child jockeys ride bareback, barefoot and with little protective gear, on small horses, during Maen Jaran horse races, on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia.
Nature, 1st prize singles
© Corey Arnold
Title: Dumpster Diver
14 February 2017 – A bald eagle feasts on meat scraps in the garbage bins of a supermarket in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA.
Nature, 1st prize stories
© Ami Vitale, for National Geographic
Title: Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them
29 September 2016 – 23 February 2017 – Orphaned and abandoned elephant calves are rehabilitated and returned to the wild, at the community-owned Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in northern Kenya. Here they are being fed by keepers.
Long-Term Projects, 1st prize stories
© Carla Kogelman
Title: Ich Bin Waldviertel
19 July 2012 – 29 August 2017 – Hannah and Alena are two sisters who live in Merkenbrechts, a bioenergy village of around 170 inhabitants in Waldviertel, an isolated rural area of Austria, near the Czech border.