The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar was founded in 1973 to recognize the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers.
Here are some of the 2014 winning images from Getty Images’ photographers.
– Best in Show
– Chris Hondros Memorial International News – First Place
Portrait/Personality – Second Place
Ebola survivor Sontay Massaley, 37, smiles upon her release from the Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Ebola treatment center on October 12, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. Massaley, who spent 8 days recovering from the disease in the center, said she worked as a vendor in a market before contracting the virus, which has an average 70 percent mortality rate, according to the World Health Organization. Ebola leaves survivors immune to the strain that sickened them.
Spot News – Third Place
A woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her for cremation on October 10, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The woman had died outside her home earlier in the morning while trying to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives. The burial of loved ones is important in Liberian culture, making the removal of infected bodies for cremation all the more traumatic for surviving family members.
See more images from John Moore on Getty Images
General News – Second Place (Ferguson)
FERGUSON, MO – AUGUST 11: Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson.
General News –Honorable Mention
SLOV’YANS’K, UKRAINE – APRIL 22: A grandmother mourns the death of her 24-year-old grandson as his body rests in a casket outside the family’s home in the small village of Aleksandrovka on April 22, 2014 near Slovyansk Ukraine. The man, a pro-Russian activist, was killed during an Easter Sunday attack on a roadside checkpoint where he was working. Pro-Russian militants have been manning roadblocks around Slovyansk and have taken control of government buildings in the city. They are demanding independence from Ukraine. Other pro-Russian activists have been occupying government buildings in other eastern Ukraine cities in recent weeks making similar demands.
See more images from Scott Olson on Getty Images
Sports Feature – First Place
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 23: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals is doused with water by teammates, after he hit an RBI double to score two runs to tie the game in the ninth inning, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Nationals Park on April 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Sports Feature – Honorable Mention
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 25: Gabriel Rosado bleeds in his corner between rounds against Jermell Charlo in their WBC Continental Americas Title match at the DC Armory on January 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.
See more images from Patrick Smith on Getty Images
Pictorial – First Place