12 February, 2007

World Press Photo of the Year 2006

50th annual World Press Photo Contest

Winner: Spencer Platt, USA, Getty Images.

The picture shows a group of young affluent Lebanese driving through a
South Beirut neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombings. The picture was
taken on 15 August 2006, the first day of the ceasefire between Israel and
Hezbollah when thousands of Lebanese started returning to their homes.

a fair comment by a viewer:

that sucks
-- evil whores and motherfuckers --give me an ak47...
and all the best to the nsa assholes --
i know you are reading this

World Press Photo jury chair Michele McNally describes the winning image:
"It's a picture you can keep looking at. It has the complexity and
contradiction of real life, amidst chaos. This photograph makes you look
beyond the obvious."

Spencer Platt, the author of the World Press Photo of the Year 2006, will
receive his award and a cash prize of 10,000 euro at the awards ceremony
in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, on Sunday 22 April 2007. In addition, Canon
will donate Platt a Canon Pro SLR camera.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.


The 2007 jury:

Michele McNally (USA), assistant managing editor The New York Times

Peter Bialobrzeski (Germany), photographer Laif Photos & Reportagen
Philip Blenkinsop (Australia), photographer Agence Vu
Ruth Eichhorn (Germany), director of photography Geo
Adrian Evans (UK), director Panos Pictures
Maya Goded (Mexico), photographer Magnum Photos
Diego Goldberg (Argentina), photographer
Wen Huang (People's Republic of China), picture editor Xinhua News Agency
Alexander Joe (Zimbabwe), photographer Agence France-Presse
Jerry Lampen (the Netherlands), photographer Reuters
Jean-François Leroy (France), director Visa pour l'Image
Maria Mann (USA), photography consultant

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posted by u2r2h at Monday, February 12, 2007


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