World Press Photo 2022: The stunning winning photos of the largest photojournalism competition

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image source, Amber Bracken for The New York Times / WPP


“Kamloops Residential School” by Amber Bracken (Picture of the Year for International Press).

The photograph presiding over this exhibition was taken by Canadian photographer Amber Bracken, and has just received the main prize of the World Press Photo 2022 competition, the most important international documentary photography competition.

Titled Kamloops Residential School, the photo Bracken took for the New York Times shows a row of dresses hung on crosses along a road to commemorate the dozens of minors who died in a Catholic institution for Aboriginal children. in British Columbia, Canada.

The photo was taken in June 2021, after as many as 215 unmarked graves were discovered on the site of the former school, which closed in 1978.

“it’s a picture It has been recorded in your memory“It provokes a kind of sensory reaction,” said the chair of the jury, Rina Effendi.

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