Two weeks ago the results of the World Press Awards were announced. The prize winners included a number of striking images about and by Africans.
Most of the attention has focused on the Malian, Malick Sidibe, who won first prize in the arts and entertainment category for a spread that appeared in The New York Times Magazine last year. Other winners include Francesco Giusti, who won second prize in the same category for his photos of Congolese sapeurs; Farah Abdi Warsamehfrom Somalia, second prize in the general news; and Stefano De Luigi from Italy for his shots droughts in Kenya, second place in contemporary issues: singles. But the most striking pictures are those by Denis Rouvre of France, who won second place in sports features for his work on Senegalese wrestlers.
Here’s another of the pictures.