AP monthly staff photo contest

Each month The Associated Press honors photographers for outstanding coverage while on assignment.

The winners for the May 2019 AP Photo Contest are Alessandra Tarantino for News Photography Single Image, Pope Francis caught in a gust of wind; Ben Curtis for News Photography Story, series on South African elections.

Vadim Ghirda for Feature Photography Single Image, a young girl peering out from a raindrop-covered window.

Rodrigo Abd for Feature Photography Story, for his story on Amazon gold in Peru.

Andrew Medichini for Sports Photography Single Image, fans reflection during a Venus Williams match at the Italian Open.

Congratulations to all the photographers for their outstanding work. This month’s winning images, judged by Mark Baker, are featured below.


News Photography Single Image | Alessandra Tarantino


News Photography Story | Ben Curtis


Feature Photography Single Image | Vadim Ghirda


Feature Photography Story | Rodrigo Abd


Sports Photography Single Image | Andrew Medichini