Tomáš Benedikovič, photographer of the Denník N daily, has become the top winner of the ninth year of the Slovak Press Photo competition.
He also received the Grand Prix for his series of nine black-and-white photos from the trial of the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, entitled The Trial.
“We evaluated the pictures based on their quality and impact on society,” said Olga Kravets, head of the jury, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
More photographers, fewer photos
“The decision of the jury was unequivocal,” said one of its members, Jindřich Štreit, as quoted by TASR. “The winning series was the best when looking at the documentary, photographic and content aspects.”
The competition's quality improves every year, while the submitted pictures are gaining more artistic quality, he added.
More photographers submitted their works this year, but there were fewer pictures, said Jana Garvoldtová, director of the competition.
“It was obvious that it has not been possible to take many photos since March,” she said for TASR, adding that she missed more sports photos.
3. Sep 2020 at 12:28 | Compiled by Spectator staff