Italian winner has World Press Photo award withdrawn over ethical issues

March 4, 2015 11:50 PM

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Italian winner has World Press Photo award withdrawn over ethical issues

AMSTERDAM, March 5 — World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism yesterday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prize-winner.

The Amsterdam-based organisation said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because one of the images in his winning pictorial essay on post-industrial blight in the Belgian city of Charleroi had been shot 50km (30 miles) away in Brussels.

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