The Top 50 Photos From Our Photojournalism Contest Show The Best And Worst Of Humanity

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From climate change protests to democratic uprisings against biased and violent authorities, it is clear that 2019 has been a pivotal year for citizens all over the world. It’s in this context that free-to-use mobile app Agora launched its first #Photojournalism photo competition to give photographers a way to shed light on specific issues. The competition gathered more than 12,321 submissions from amateur and professional photographers all over the world.

‘Young guns,’ a striking picture of a group of Filipino children playing with dumpsite toy guns collected the most votes in the app, awarding its author @renebernal with a $1,000 cash prize.

Agora’s CEO and Co-Founder said: “People who manage to be in the right place at the right time can become potential journalists for all Humanity. Through #Photojournalism2020, we aim to discover the best informative images by people worldwide. Everyone owns a camera and can create interesting content. Everyone has a screen in their hands, where they can see content and vote for what they like the most. At Agora, we feel that the time has come for people all across the globe to become the main protagonists: the result is the very best expression of humankind, in different themes, shapes, and formats. We believe that every point of view is important and that our mission is to generate a platform where users can create and vote for the best creations of Humanity.”

The #Photojournalism2020 contest was launched on Friday 22nd, November 2019. The Top 50 finalists of the #Photojournalism2020 competition got revealed through the app on December 31st. Thereafter, the power was in the Agora users’ hands to cast their votes and decide which photo struck them the most, and therefore should win the #Photojournalism2020 contest.

Discover the winning image and runners-up below, and don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

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11 hours ago

Those equipments seems sad already.

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23 hours ago

This is heartbreaking on multiple levels.

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23 hours ago

Beautiful

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8 hours ago

Don’t quite know exactly why, but I keep scrolling back to this picture. So poignant and meaningful. Words don’t cover it.

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9 hours ago

What annoys me about the Catalan independence issue is how many non-Catalan Spaniards have such a dislike or even hatred for the Catalans and don’t believe they should have independence. So if you hate them so much, why not let them go?

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8 hours ago

Vaccines should be free worlwide and richer nations should contribute and organise it. We all live on the same planet after all.

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8 hours ago

Would like to know who put this placard in place.

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21 hours ago

I initially misinterpreted “Revolting Tears” I thought it meant “disgusting tears” based on the definition of the adjective “revolting.” A better title for this would be “Tears of a Revolutionist.”

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7 hours ago

@Martin Donovan – I wonder how it feels to have your head so far up your arse?

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7 hours ago

We don’t like your kind around here, Martin

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4 minutes ago

Sometimes animal testing is needed. Like now they are testing cure for childrens diabetes on rats. You can’t always say that it is evil needs to be stoped 100%. But it needs to be done most humane way possible.

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20 hours ago

This is really sad but in a dark way beautiful, it makes me want to help

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8 hours ago

I had no idea this pageant was performed in turkey as well. I thought it was a mostly Iranian thing. I frequently see photos of this on right wing sites labelled as ridiculous things like ‘Muslim child slave led away to be married’

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20 hours ago

without fear

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21 hours ago

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They all had names, you just don’t know them.

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1 day ago

You might want to re-examine your life choices if the police scare you. Also, the other guy isn’t a groom, he’s a doorman for the building.

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6 hours ago

The “Activist Group” is setting houses on fire….

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@damiane (Georgia)

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

“I was at home when I heard the siren of the fire brigade truck. I grabbed my photo camera and went down the street when I saw the fire blazing and spreading through the pipelines.”

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Protest!

@philmdavis (UK)

Location: London, UK

#49

Mayday

@robertus (Indonesia)

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

“Indonesian citizens took the streets in May 2019, following the former president’s refusal to accept defeat in the national election. I took this photo just before the clash between the protesters and the police guard.”

#50

World Champions Day

@pascalpbz (France)

Location: Dieppe, France

“This picture was taken in Dieppe, moments after the football World Cup final of France vs Croatia. It was madness! The crowd invaded the streets all evening and all night. It was a big party that united all the French people. There was no difference to be seen between anyone, il was beautiful to see. Everyone wanted to be photographed, it was amazing.”

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