World Press Photo Winner 2015: Intimate, Cinematic Image by Mads Nissen

Jury selects a subtle moment of a couple’s embrace in St. Petersburg captured by a Danish photographer

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Danish photographer Mads Nissen, represented by the Panos picture agency, has been selected winner of the World Press Photo 2015 Contest for his photograph of Jon and Alex, a gay couple in St. Petersburg, Russia, during an intimate moment. The image was part of a series called “Homophobia in Russia,” which was also awarded 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category.