Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times. Sanaa, Yemen, 15 October.
A woman holds a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh.
This World Press Photo of the Year shows a woman holding a wounded relative in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on 15 October 2011. The winning photographer, Samuel Aranda, was working in Yemen on assignment for The New York Times.
Koyo Kouoh, a member of the jury said this about the winning photo:
“It is a photo that speaks for the entire region. It stands for Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, for all that happened in the Arab Spring. But it shows a private, intimate side of what went on. article writing submission . And it shows the role that women played, not only as care-givers, but as active people in the movement.”
Nina Berman, another member of the jury said:
“In the Western media, we seldom see veiled women in this way, at such an intimate moment. It is as if all of the events of the Arab Spring resulted in this single moment — in moments like this.”