Adam Ferguson was named Photographer of the Year in the 75th Pictures of Year International competition at the Missouri School of Journalism. Nearly 40,000 images from nearly 100 countries were entered in this year’s competition. Top editors and photographers donated their time to review every entry over a three-week period of judging.
For the first time, most of the deliberations were streamed live on Facebook. The broadcasts reached nearly 600,000 people, and more than 130,000 visitors have watched the videos featuring the judges’ discussions. The videos are archived on the POYI Facebook page.