World Press Photo 09Lois Nicholls
Not-to-be-missed exhibition of the world’s top photojournalists’s photographs representing 124 different nations and capturing captivating scenes from around the globe.
The exhibition is the showcase of the best press photos for 2008 and is the leading international competition in press photography. On display are the cream of the crop – haunting images of war, violence and the frailty of man confronted with natural disasters such as earthquakes – putting a human face to the tragedies.
There are also portraits, exquisite landscapes, wildlife and elite athletes captured in the throes of performance – all paying tribute to the skill of the photographer in capturing each expression, movement and ripple of muscle.
The winner, if there could possibly be one, out of the 5508 professional photographers and 96 268 entries, was American photographer Anthony Suau for a black and white image of an armed officer of the Cuyahjoga County Sheriff’s Department moving through a home in Ohio, following an eviction of mortgage foreclosure. The photograph was part of a story commissioned by Time magazine.
If you missed the exhibition, look out for the soon to be published book featuring the images.