Picking the best photojournalistic image of the year is doomed to fail. Mostly because, unlike the Olympics, images do not compete with each others. And why would they? One can find one photograph great and a few second later see another one that is as great but if asked, would be hard pressed to tell you which one is better.
It is not a function of photography to be better than another. Photojournalists do not go covering events thinking “I have to beat that image Nachtwey took last week.” Photography, and photojournalism, is not a competition. So why would the resulting images be?
“Photojournalism is Not a Competition” —Thoughts of a Bohemian
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