Wednesday, 17 February 2010

world press photo part 2

so let's continue viewing the winning photos at this year's world press photo.

- very nice series by Craig Golding here about the World Master Games, such amazing pictures and people.

- Elizabeth Kreutz brings in an amazing series about the return of Lance Armstrong. But then again, I'm a sucker for almost everything related to Lance, so you could blame it on that if you don't like the pics. Hmmm, looking through them again, I think it's a great series regardless of it's subject. There, I said it! Now bow to this pic. :P

- and another big favourite, this series by Stepan Rudik (couldn't find a site or a portfolio, unfortunately). The photos bring an interesting subject into discussion: organized street fights. You might have seen videos on youtube about this before, now here is a well done photojournalistic approach. As much as I despise violence (why fights, why not sports?), I like this series and the approach... wish I would have found such a subject myself. 
Later edit: I now read that the series has been disqualified from WPP due to a manipulation in one of the photos. Rules are rules I guess...

- on another note, I don't see much in this single photo by Pierre-Olivier Deschamps. Only after finding the whole series (and it wasn't easy!) did I get the meaning. Maybe it's just me, but that photo alone... just doesn't do it. But before we get all gritty here, click on to the next photo.

- wow... Stefano de Luigi really hits you with this one. I'm muted and still think I want a print of it...

- this series by Eugene Richards has already amazed me back in Perpignan, in summer. His books are on the top of my wishlist...

- another series on the hardcore side comes from Tommaso Ausili. Don't click if you're just about to go out for lunch. Or, actually, do click! Especially if you were in for a steak...

- the daily life category would merit a post on its own. I'll leave you with the links for now: Gihan Tubbeh about Adrian, 13-year old autist, Matt McClain about Pandu (make sure you see the whole story on Matt's website, with captions and more photos), and, why not, Pieter Ten Hoopen with a story on the town of Hungry Horse, Montana.

- and i'll stop here for now, there will be a part 3 post as well...

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