14 February 2009

World Press Photo Awards

Following an eviction, detective Robert Kole must ensure
residents have moved out of their home in Cleveland, Ohio,
26 March 2008. Photograph © Anthony Suau/Time Magazine.

And the winner is ... Anthony Suau. World Press Photo has announced the winners of its 2008 photo contest. The image I've lifted here was selected as "Photo of the Year." You can find the 'winners gallery' here.

I want to note, in particular, that Brenda Ann Kenneally, about whose harrowing portrait of how the poor live in upstate New York I have posted here before, won 1st Prize in the Daily Life "Stories" category. The only troubling thing is that her depiction apparently is not "news," seemingly because it is not an event like a war or a famine or an epidemic. Actually her subject is an epidemic. The lives Kenneally shows us are no less calamitous for not being newsworthy.

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2 Comments:

Blogger sconsetmonkey said...

Anthony Suau spoke at RIT a few years ago.

Impressive.

15 February, 2009 11:59  
Blogger beatriz said...

there seems to be an ongoing hysteria regarding law and order.

15 February, 2009 21:25  

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