AP monthly staff photo contest

Each month The Associated Press management honors photographers for outstanding coverage while on assignment. The winners for the May 2016 AP Staff Photo Contest are Ariana Cubillos and Fernando Llano in News Photography for “Venezuela: Government Unrest,” Manish Swarup in Feature Photography for “Water,” and Antonio Calanni, Luca Bruno, Manu Fernandez, Alessandra Tarantino and Daniel Ochoa de Olza in Sports Photography for “Champions League Final.”

Congratulations to all the photographers for their outstanding work. This month’s winning images are featured below.


News Photography | Venezuela: Government Unrest by Ariana Cubillos and Fernando Llano



Feature Photography | Water by Manish Swarup



Sports Photography | Champions League Final by by Antonio Calanni, Luca Bruno, Manu Fernandez, Alessandra Tarantino and Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.