This newsreel features the prize awarding ceremony of the World Press Photo 1973 contest.
Here Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands presents the “Golden Eye“, for World Press Photo of the Year 1973, to Dane N. Bath, picture editor of The New York Times and Time Life representant, for the last photo of President Salvador Allende of Chile, made by a then an Anonymous photographer, because Chilean Presidential Photographer (1964-1973) and Chilean Air Force NCO (R) Leopoldo Victor Vargas was unable to disclose his authorship due to safety reasons.
The grand prize winner picture was unanimously chosen from among 3.532 photos, of 603 participating photographers, from 38 countries. The winners were announced on March 27, 1974, see The New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 1974, p. 8.
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