A winner of the World Press Photo contest was stripped of the prize for faking the location of a shot

March 5, 2015 11:32 AM

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Troilo had won the first prize in the Contemporary Issue category, which awards pictures that raise awareness on a social issues, like prostitution, drugs or poverty.

The mayor of Charleroi was, unsurprisingly, angered by the pictures which portrayed his town in a negative light. Rumours of a potential disqualification started flowing last week after the mayor accused Troilo of staging some of his pictures, but the organisation wanted to conduct a full investigat...

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