When the guys in Direct Effect posted a photo last month of what the vinyl pressing of their forthcoming album would look like, I said “oooh” which was quickly followed by an “aaaah!”. While I didn’t say that out loud, it is what I thought about as I was staring that the cool colors chosen […]
A soldier saying goodbye to a loved one in the rain at Victoria station, London, as he leaves for the front. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) The new Iron Cross insignia of the German Air Service displayed on a bi-plane's wing tips at St. Show More Summary
The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected this image by American photographer John Stanmeyer as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city… World Press Photo of the Year 2014 is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.
Each year World Press Photo holds their annual competition to find the best images of the year in photojournalism and documentary photography. They showcase the winners on their website as well as host a traveling exhibit. I’ve been luck enough to personally see the exhibit twice, in two different cities, along my travels. Show More Summary
When it comes to photography, gear isn't everything—but that doesn't stop us being super interested in it anyway. So this splurge of data about the kit used by the World Press Photo winners makes for interesting reading. Read more.....
John Stanmeyer from the U.S. won the prize in the category “Best picture in 2013.” Prize image was a photograph of African immigrants on the coast of Djibouti, raising phones hoping to catch a cellular signal from neighboring Somalia. One of the jury members Edelstayn Gillian noticed that migrants usually depict the poor, exhausted, dirty. […]
World Press Photo | The New York Times | British Journal of Photography | BagNews World Press Photo’s Photo of the Year isn’t a hard-news shot: It’s a John Stanmeyer image that shows people in Africa raising their cell phones … Read more
An image of people holding their phones up to a bright full moon would normally imply that they are Instagramming or Snapchatting it to their friends. But John Stanmeyer, a photographer for VII and National Geographic, captured a moment on the shores of Djibouti City, where […]
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Looking at this photo and reading the caption (both courtesy of the Guardian), produces contrasting emotions. Good for these believers, and more power to them, if they snatch some dignity or some sense of social cohesion or even meaning from the destruction (though I can't quite fathom what the Almighty's message might be).
About a bazillion photos get taken every day but you’re looking at (above) what the World Press Photo Academy is calling the greatest picture taken all YEAR! Wow! That’s saying something! The shot was snapped by American photographer John Stanmeyer along the shore of Djibouti. It shows eight Africans holding their phones to the sky [...]
US photographer John Stanmeyer is the overall winner of the World Press Photo Awards 2013 with this incredibly atmospheric shot taken for National Geographic magazine. Signal (26/2/13) looks like a still from a science-fiction movie, with brainwashed humans raising lights to worship an alien invader. Show More Summary
The 2014 World Press Photo contest awardees were announced today, with the winners for the major photojournalism prize showing both the wonder and violence of the past year.
American photographer John Stanmeyer's image of migrants on the shore of Djibouti city raising their cell phones attempting to capture a signal from neighboring Somalia was named World Press Photo of the Year. The picture also won first prize in the Contemporary Issues category. Show More Summary
The World Press Photo of the year is a surreal capture of a dim moment in the dark of night – a group of African migrants waving phones in the sea of invisible cellular waves. It’s a beautiful photo taken by American photographer, John Stanmeyer, for National Geographic. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
World Press Photo announced the winners of its 2013 contest while its judges lamented the proliferation of Photoshop, which disqualified several top contenders.
World Press Photo has announced the winners for its annual photo contest, one of the most anticipated photography competitions in the world. Here are the stories behind the overall photo of the year, as well as the winners in the five news categories. (They also award for other categories and for photo series, which you can browse here.) Read full article >>
World Press Photo of the Year 2013 --- John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic --- 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti - African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somaliaâa tenuous link to relatives abroad. Show More Summary
Argentina: Emiliano Lasalvia won a World Press Photo award in the Sports category for his image of a polo player falling underneath his horse. Latin America: Mexico City could become the latest Latin American area to decriminalize marijuana use while the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla might soon reach an agreement on drug trafficking. Show More Summary
SIGNAL 26 February 2013 African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life […]