World Press Photo 2022: the spectacular winning images of the biggest photojournalism competition

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image sources, Amber Bracken for The New York Times/WPP


“Kamloops Residential School” by Amber Bracken (World Press Photo of the Year).

The photograph that runs this gallery was taken by Canadian photojournalist Amber Bracken and has just received the grand prize of World Press Photo 2022, the most important international documentary photography competition.

Titled “Kamloops Residential School”, the image taken by Bracken for The New York Times shows a row of robes hanging from crosses along a path to commemorate dozens of miners who died at a Catholic institution for Indigenous children. in British Columbia, Canada.

The photo was taken in June 2021, following the discovery of up to 215 unmarked graves at the site of the former school, which closed in 1978.

“It’s an image that is stored in your memorythat elicits a kind of sensory response,” said jury president Rena Effendi.

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