World Press Photo 08
Thames & Hudson, May 27, 2008 - Photography - 155 pages
"Represents some of the very best work being done around the world today."--"News Photographer," "Will amuse, sadden, console, and ultimately teach you much about this world of ours."--"Popular Photography"
For more than fifty years an international jury has met in Holland under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the world's finest photographs. This is universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reporting, and photojournalists, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world submit thousands of images in the race to win.
The World Press Photo Competition 2008 brings together some 200 images. The best pictorial journalism from an eventful year, this selection brings us face to face with contemporary world events--an impressive visual record of social, political, cultural, scientific, and, above all, human milestones. 200 illustrations, 150 in color.
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World press photoUser Review - Book Verdict
This fine annual publication features some of the best photojournalism around. For more than 50 years, an international jury of the World Press Photo Competition has met in Holland to choose the photographs for the book. The 200 photographs in this year's edition include a wide-ranging selection of some of the most remarkable photographs of 2003, many of which have arresting qualities. With its emphasis on horrendous suffering and death in war, massacres, and disease, the book contains such gritty images as the haunting black-and-white photographs of the mass graves of Saddam Hussein's massacres of his own people and, on the opposite page, a color closeup of the dead faces of men killed in the Liberian civil conflict. There are also touching photographs of prostitutes in Cuba and Europe and of AIDS victims in a small Chinese village. Fortunately, the book is tempered by an occasional touch of humor, such as an essay on 1950s America, as well as landscapes and portraits that are as much pure art as photojournalism. Recommended for all photo collections in academic and public libraries where there is interest in serious photography.--Raymond Bial, First Light Photography, Urbana, IL
Review: World Press Photo 2011User Review - Goodreads
I could stand the gory images...