world press awards - some really great winners this year

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by tomO2013, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 28, 2013
    Some really great and powerful photo's won this years world press photo awards.
    http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2015

    First overall prize is of a gay Russian couple 'jon and alex' highlighting the plight of homosexuals in Russia.

    However I think my favourites are the entry for blue sky days. Anyway some spectacular photos on display at that link.

    Enjoy.
     
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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Andrew
    I just finished going through that gallery. Lots of very strong images, there.
     
  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
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    Andrew
  4. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Oct 28, 2013
    I have no problems with staged photos. i see them as artistic. However raw photo journalism for me relies on it's ability to convey truth whether that truth is something comfortable or uncomfortable. It's honest.
    If it's simulated/staged photo journalism then the winner should have entered his photographs under such a category.

    There is an interesting side article from the AFP talking about editing of content not being merely limited to photoshop / PP. That it can start with the actual image capture stage - the example they give is rotating the camera when taking a skii shot to make the slow look steeper!
     
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