The World Press Photo Foundation has unveiled its global photojournalism prize nominees for 2019. Here are some of the finalists’ images.

Akashinga – the Brave Ones, by Brent Stirton.

Petronella Chigumbura undergoes stealth and concealment training in the Phundundu wildlife park, Zimbabwe. The photographer is a member of an all-female anti-poaching unit called Akashinga.

Almajiri Boy, by Marco Gualazzini.

A boy walks past drawings on a wall, in Bol, Chad. This image was also nominated for “photo story of the year” and “environment story” categories.

Crying girl on the border, by John Moore.

Yanela, from Honduras, cries as her mother, Sandra Sanchez, is searched by a US border patrol agent in the US.

Portraits story nominee: Falleras, by Luisa Dörr.

Fallera dresses for the Fallas de Valencia festival in Spain, are now elaborate creations that can cost in excess of €1,000.

Contemporary issues single nominee: The Cubanitas, by Diana Markosian.

Pura rides around her neighbourhood in a pink 1950s convertible, as the community gathers to celebrate her 15th birthday, in Havana, Cuba.

Portraits single nominee: Dakar fashion, by Finbarr O’Reilly.

A curious street vendor and residents are selling material look on as models. They wear outfits by Adama Paris in the Medina neighbourhood of Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

The winners will be announced in April.