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People search for food in the garbage, on an empty street of Caracas on October 23, 2018. When the sun goes down, loneliness reigns in the streets of Caracas, punished by unbridled crime and the economic crisis. According to NGOs, some 26,000 violent deaths were recorded in 2017 in Venezuela, with a rate of 89 per 100,000 inhabitants, 15 times higher than the world average. These pictures were taken over a two week period,  between 21:00 and 23:00 at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Night view of an empty street in Caracas, on 16 October 2018. When the sun goes down, loneliness reigns in the streets of Caracas, punished by unbridled crime and the economic crisis. According to NGOs, some 26,000 violent deaths were recorded in 2017 in Venezuela, with a rate of 89 per 100,000 inhabitants, 15 times higher than the world average. These pictures were taken over a two week period,  between 21:00 and 23:00 at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Night view of the empty Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas, on 16 October 2018. When the sun goes down, loneliness reigns in the streets of Caracas, punished by unbridled crime and the economic crisis. According to NGOs, some 26,000 violent deaths were recorded in 2017 in Venezuela, with a rate of 89 per 100,000 inhabitants, 15 times higher than the world average. These pictures were taken over a two week period,  between 21:00 and 23:00 at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Night view of the empty Libertador avenue in Caracas, on 16 October 2018. When the sun goes down, loneliness reigns in the streets of Caracas, punished by unbridled crime and the economic crisis. According to NGOs, some 26,000 violent deaths were recorded in 2017 in Venezuela, with a rate of 89 per 100,000 inhabitants, 15 times higher than the world average. These pictures were taken over a two week period,  between 21:00 and 23:00 at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
View of the empty Bolivar avenue in Caracas, on 16 October 2018. When the sun goes down, loneliness reigns in the streets of Caracas, punished by unbridled crime and the economic crisis. According to NGOs, some 26,000 violent deaths were recorded in 2017 in Venezuela, with a rate of 89 per 100,000 inhabitants, 15 times higher than the world average. These pictures were taken over a two week period,  between 21:00 and 23:00 at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Venezuelan militias demonstrate their support to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and against US President Donald Trump, in Caracas, on 14 August 2017. The United States vowed to stop Venezuela from becoming a "failed state", as it rallied Latin American allies after President Donald Trump warned of possible military action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
A pro-government activist holds a portrait depicting late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a demo to show their support to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and against US President Donald Trump, in Caracas, on 14 August 2017. The United States vowed to stop Venezuela from becoming a "failed state", as it rallied Latin American allies after President Donald Trump warned of possible military action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
A journalist walks amid tear gas during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on 1 May 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests, one month after the eruption of a wave of deadly political unrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Opposition demonstrators assault and set fire to a charging National Guard riot control vehicle during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on 3 May 2017. Venezuela's angry opposition vowed huge street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution and accused him of dodging elections to cling to power despite deadly unrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Venezuelan opposition activists protect themselves behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with the police during a march against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on 1 May 2017. Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests, one month after the eruption of a wave of deadly political unrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
Anti-government activists set up a barricade in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, on 4 August 2017. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) is sharing work on our Instagram feed this week. His photo ‘Venezuela Crisis’ was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. This year’s nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest’s ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ will be announced 20 February. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From 21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.
A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on 3 May 2017. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venezuela's angry opposition vowed huge street protests against President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution and accussed him of dodging elections to cling to power despite deadly unrest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A photo from this protest, titled ‘Venezuela Crisis’, by Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) / AFP (@afpphoto) was awarded ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ in the #wpph2018 Photo Contest, and 1st prize in ‘Spot News, Singles’. Schemidt will be sharing his work on Instagram feed this week, as we count down to the this year’s 2019 Photo Contest nominee announcement on 20 February - including the six ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ nominees and the three nominees for the new major award, ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From  21 February - 14 March, Schemidt’s World Press Photo of the Year will be returning to Caracas, the city where it was shot, for the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. This exhibition features winning photography from the #wpph2018 Photo Contest.

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