Finalist

Ohad Zwigenberg
Haaretz
Israel

An Israeli police officer stands with pistol pointed at a Palestinian man, center, next to a Jewish driver who was attacked by Palestinian protesters near Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday, May 10, 2021.Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption.

Ohad Zwigenberg fell in love with photography when he was working in a duty free shop on a cruise ship. The beauty of surrounding sunsets of the Mediterranean sea and the unforgettable urban landscapes of the European cities he past by during work helped him to develop a unique angle of view on the surrounding world and made him realise his passion to photography. In 2007, he began working as a photographer in a local newspaper Yedioth Modiin and then worked also for few years at internet news service Ynet and currently he is a staff photographer for the major Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Ohad lives in Jerusalem,  therefore his work involved a lot around the topics of conflict and faith.
[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for non-COVID-19 single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2021.
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