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The 2020 World Press Photo of the Year is of a young man reciting protest poetry in Sudan.

Corinne Segal

April 17, 2020, 4:29pm

On June 19, 2019, photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba encountered a young man in Khartoum, Sudan, reciting poetry in the middle of a protest calling for civilian rule. The result, titled “Straight Voice,” is a stunning portrait of political uprising and won the World Press Photo of the Year award for 2020.

Chiba, who works for Agence France-Presse as the chief photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean, also won World Press Photo awards in 2012 and 2009.

See the full photo on the World Press Photo website along with its technical details.

[via World Press Photo]

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