Swedish Picture of The Year

Photo © Magnus Wennman, Aftonbladet

When Barack Obama gives his victory speech in Chicago on November 5, 2008 the Swedish photographer Magnus Wennman depicts a woman, Lavita Mitchel who while listening to Obama's words bursts into tears "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."

See all the winning pictures

An exhibition with the winning pictures will open in Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm on Thursday March 12.