World Press Photo of the Year in 2012 by photographer Samuel Aranda, from Spain to New York Times, shows a Yemeni woman hugging her brother who was injured in the protests against President Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, October 15, 2011.
Aranda’s shot the winning photograph last October at a mosque that was used as a field hospital during the demonstrations. The chair of the World Press Photo jury, Aidan Sullivan, vice president of photo assignments for Getty Images said of the winning photo, “[It] shows a poignant, compassionate moment, the human consequence of an enormous event, an event that is still going on. We might never know who this woman is, cradling an injured relative, but together they become a living image of the courage of ordinary people that helped create an important chapter in the history of the Middle East.”
Aranda will receive a 10,000 Euro award and other prizes at a ceremony to be held in Amsterdam in May. Source