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AFP has been awarded at the 2017 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar contest

2017 News Picture Story

First Place Juan Barreto

Opposition activists place candles to protest against the deaths of 43 people in clashes with the police during weeks of demonstrations against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 17, 2017. © JUAN BARRETO / AFP PHOTO


Second Place​ Marco Longari

The mother of a man shot in the head allegedly by Kenyan police uses a blanket to cover her son's body in an alley of Mathare slum in Nairobi, on August 9, 2017, as unrest broke out a day after general elections. © MARCO LONGARI / AFP PHOTO


Honorable Mention​ Bulent Kilic

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) runs to take cover from sniper shots near the central hospital of Raqa on October 1, 2017. © BULENT KILIC / AFP PHOTO


2017 Spot News

Second Place – Fred Dufour 

28 septembre 2017 – Bangladesh - Les corps de réfugiés Rohingyas reposent sur le rivage de la plage d’Inani près de Cox’s Bazar. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Dead bodies of Rohingya Muslim refugees lay on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox's Bazar on September 28, 2017. © FRED DUFOUR / AFP PHOTO


Third Place​ – Juan Barreto

A demonstrator catches fire, after the gas tank of a police motorbike exploded, during clashes in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on May 3, 2017. © JUAN BARRETO / AFP PHOTO


2017 Sports Feature

Honorable Mention​ Brendan Smialowski 

19 mai 2017 – Etats-Unis, Alamance County - Un homme assiste à une course automobile sur le circuit d’Ace Speedway en Caroline du Nord. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP

A man watches the race at Ace Speedway in Alamance County on May 19, 2017 in Altamahaw, North Carolina. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP PHOTO


Honorable Mention​ Ed Jones

In a photo taken on February 15, 2017 swimmers perform in a synchronized swimming gala event in Pyongyang. © ED JONES / AFP PHOTO


Chris Hondros Memorial International News

Third Place Luis Tato / Stringer

A Kenya Administration police officer holding a stick monitors access to a polling station at Kariokor Community Centre in Nairobi on August 8, 2017 during general elections. © LUIS TATO / Stringer / AFP