World Press Photos: Portraits category

First Prize Portraits Category, Singles


Moree, New South Wales, Australia: Laurinda waits in her purple dress for the bus that will take her to Sunday School. She is among the many socially isolated young women in disadvantaged communities in Australia facing entrenched poverty, racism, trans-generational trauma, violence, addiction, and a range of other barriers to health and well-being. PHOTO: RAPHAELA ROSELLA, AUSTRALIA, OCULI

Second Prize Portraits Category, Singles


Accused: A woman suspected of being a sex worker is held for questioning, at a police station in Chongqing, southwest China. Local residents had complained about sex-workers’ cards and leaflets being pushed under their doors. Prostitution is illegal in China. PHOTO: LIU SONG, CHINA