The nominees for World Press Photo of the Year

One of the nominated photos: civilians who had remained in west Mosul after the battle to take the city line up for aid in the Mamun neighborhood. Photo: Ivor Prickett / The New York Times

The World Press Photo Foundation announced its 2018 award nominees today, including the six nominees for World Press Photo of the Year.

Why it matters: It's the first time that the nominees for the Photo of the Year have been announced — previously a winner had simply been selected after judging — and the winner will be selected at the foundation's award show in Amsterdam on April 12. (Warning: Some of the nominated photos are graphic or disturbing.)