Greek Photojournalist Angelos Tzortzinis Wins World Press Photo Award

He receives the award for an eight-year long project, capturing people trapped in Greek refugee camps.

Greek photojournalist Angelos Tzortzinis took home the third prize at the World Press Photo Foundation’s annual awards.

His project, which won third prize in the Long-Term Projects category, is titled Trapped in Greece, and was shot in refugee camps around Greece, and on the islands of Samos and Lesvos, the shores of which are the first many refugees reach. It aims to explore human and social adaptability.

Tzortzinis has been working on migration issues for eight years, since the beginning of the refugee crisis. His awarded project, partially funded by the Magnum Foundation, depicts the desperate situation in which tens of thousands of people have found themselves since then – stranded and in unacceptable living conditions.

The World Press Photo Contest awards winners in eight categories, and this year 45 photographers from 28 countries were chosen out of 4,315 entries, from 130 countries.

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