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World Press Photo award recipients announced

World Press Photo award recipients announced


Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair shot the photograph above for NPR "Day to Day" (Xeni is a  a weekly contributor to this radio program), and the image won third place in World Press Photo, the most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world.

The image documents a family fleeing the Israeli bombings in Lebanon on July 27, 2006.

Here's a hi-res version: Link. About the contest, Stephanie explains:

This year 4,460 professional photographers from 124 countries entered 78,083 images in the most prestigious annual international competition in press photography. The judging sessions took place in Amsterdam from 27 January to 8 February. The jury gave prizes in 10 theme categories to 58 photographers of 23 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territories, People's Republic of China, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA.
(Thanks, Alex Chadwick!)

: Phil Kast says,

The WWI prosthetic mask story on BB yesterday reminded me of this jaw-dropping, poignant image, which just won 1st prize for portraits in the annual World Press Photo competition: Link.
Image: Nina Berman, USA, Redux Pictures for People. "Wounded US Marine returns home from Iraq to marry."

posted by Xeni Jardin

http://www.worldpressphoto.com/index.php?option=com_photogallery&task=view&id=843&Itemid=146&bandwidth=high

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