UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The World Press Photo 2018 contest chose its winners.
Coming in first place for “Photo of the Year” is an image capturing a man catching on fire in the middle of a protest in Caracas, Venezuela.
The photographer Ronaldo Schemidt took it for news agency AFP.
The photo was taken in May of last year after protesters clashed with the country’s national guard.
First prize in the Contemporary Issues singles category was a photo titled “Lagos Waterfronts under Threat.”
Taken by Jesco Denzel Iaif, the image shows tourists being taken through the canals of a fishing village in Nigeria.
First place for the Environment singles category is “Waiting for Freedom” by Neil Aldridge.
It shows a young rhino drugged and blindfolded in preparation for its relocation from Botswana to South Africa.
The rest of the winning images are on display in Amsterdam and online.