We are pleased to announce that NOOR photographers Francesco Zizola and Sebastián Liste have been awarded in WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2016!
"Last summer MSF launched three boats for a search and rescue action in the Mediterranean Sea. It was a strong signal to all EU governments who had not been able to quickly address the ever-increasing influx of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels. This story is very important to me because in the few weeks I spent on board of the Bourbon Argos, I witnessed how essential it is to be present and efficient when lives are at stake. Thanks to the great work of MSF over three thousands lives were saved."Francesco Zizola
"You know that the world is changing when you meet a group of young people that are using social media to fight against police brutally and to protect human rights in their marginalized community. This collective of citizen journalists was ignored by traditional media and threatened by the authorities. I am glad that World Press Photo will allow them to get the international attention they deserve" Sebastián Liste
We are pleased to announce that Francesco Zizola has been awarded third place in the Exodus category of the Pictures of the Year international competition for his series ‘In the same boat’. Exodus is a new category of this year's Pictures of the Year International competition, for single photographs depicting the desperate migration of individuals and families from their native homes seeking sanctuary from political or religious persecution.