The Mexican Christopher Rogel Blanquet He was one of the photojournalists recognized by the World Press Photo 2023. His work took the prize in the category of long-term projects at the North and Central American level.
Her project “Beautiful Poison” documents the impact of the use of pesticides and chemicals that are still legal in Mexico on the families that grow flowers in Villa Guerrero.
He World Press Photo is the most important photojournalism contest in the world. It recognizes the photographs that portray the world’s best stories. This year, 24 projects were selected with six honorable mentions in the front line of culture, conflict, identity, migration.
Rogel Blanquet’s work stood out from more than 3,752 photographers from 127 countries and 60,448 photos.
Rogel Blanquet beyond the World Press Photo
The Mexican winner currently works at Getty Images, but has worked in outlets such as The universal and The New York Times.
In 2015 he won the International Documentary Photography Contest, for his reportage “Children of Opium”organized by the ENS of Colombia and some of its images were part of the work “Disappeared”, 2016 winner of the Ortega y Gasset Award. He is also part of the FONCA creators system.
On April 20, World Press Photo will announce its four winning projects worldwide, which will be selected among the regional award-winning works.
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