Saturday, February 16, 2013

Photojournalism: World Press Awards 2013

Photojournalism is alive and well with photographers producing incredible work in 2012. The selection of work by the World Press Photo Awards show cases some of the best stories and images selected by the judging panel.

I highly recommend you browse the website galleries, which are packed with interesting information as well as the images.

It's not only about still images. The multimedia work is equally impressive. Here is the winning story, particularly interesting to me as I recently met several people who had migrated to South Africa. They were more fortunate than the people in the story "Into The Shadows" but also faced daily difficulties and challenges.

Two ladies originally from Zimbabwe,  Sharon the hairdresser and her friend Blessing who works at a hotel in Cape Town, chat while braiding photographer Magda Indigo's hair.
Sharon opened her stall on the Cape Town parade. Life is difficult. She has to pay for the stall as well as for storage of her materials. Every day she hopes to earn enough to have something over after paying her costs.

Comments welcome. What do you think of the level of work chosen by the judges?

Till soon,
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