Benny SnyderComment

AP monthly staff photo contest

Benny SnyderComment
AP monthly staff photo contest

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

The winners for the June 2019 AP Photo Contest are Vadim Ghirda for News Photography Single Image, Pope Francis arriving at a church in Romania; Marco Ugarte for News Photography Story, series on Central American migrants.

Ramon Espinosa for Feature Photography Single Image, for an image of fisherman in Havana, Cuba.

Rafiq Maqbool for Feature Photography Story, for his story on the Festival of Turmeric in India.

Frank Franklin II for Sports Photography Single Image, of Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua during a heavyweight championship boxing match.

Francisco Seco and Alessandra Tarantino for Sports Photography Story, for coverage during the Women's World Cup.

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


News Photography Single Image | Vadim Ghirda


News Photography Story | Marco Ugarte


Feature Photography Single Image | Ramon Espinosa


Feature Photography Story | Rafiq Maqbool


Sports Photography Single Image | Frank Franklin II


Sports Photography Story | Francisco Seco and Alessandra Tarantino