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Sudan photographer World Press Photo 2022 regional winner for Africa 

March 24 – 2022 AMSTERDAM, Sudanese photographer Faiz Abubakr Mohamed has been named as the winner in the ‘singles’ category for Africa, at the regional stage of the prestigious 2022 World Press Photo Contest. Mohamed’s winning picture shows a woman protestor hurling a teargas cannister back at riot police during the pro-democracy protests in 2021.

The World Press Photo Contest, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, recognises and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the previous year. This year the winners were chosen out of 64,823 photographs and open format entries, by 4,066 photographers from 130 countries.

Previously, an image by Japanese Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba of a young man, illuminated by mobile phones, reciting protest poetry while demonstrators chant slogans calling for civilian rule during a blackout in Khartoum on June 19 2019, was named as World Press Photo of the Year 2020.


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