Compelling photography from World Press Photo’s annual contest

February 20, 2007 | By | 4 Replies More

If you’d like to view some compelling photography, take a look at the prize winners of World Press Photo’s annual contest.  The purpose of the contest is to offer “an overview of how press photographers tackle their work worldwide and how the press gives us the news, bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe to reflect trends and developments in photojournalism.”

Warning:  some of these photos are difficult to view based on the subject matters (e.g., the Israeli attack on Lebanon).  Others are delightful.  Most are thought-provoking.  Here are all the winners.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    Those are powerful images. Here is one that, as Erich says, is difficult to view. We should require George Bush to have it framed on his desk, so he can see, daily, just a tiny part of what he has done:
    http://www.worldpressphoto.com/index.php?option=c

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Grumpy: That photo you linked was one of the most difficult to view of all. Everyone who wants to involve the U.S. in yet another war should view that photo before proceeding any further.

  3. retrogal says:

    Have you seen the picture that won the 2007 first prize? Its a man washing soot from his face after a gas pipeline explosion. It is the most emotive image I have ever seen. All the best Karen

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    I believe this is the photo to which retrogal (Karen) was referring: It is a photo which I can't imagine ever forgetting. http://www.worldpressphoto.org/index.php?option=c

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