Posts Tagged ‘worldpressphoto’

John Stanmeyer Shares the Story Behind His World Press Photo of the Year

Controversy over the World Press Photo organization and the way they handle their judging aside, most people were in agreement that photographer John Stanmeyer deserved the award he received this year. In the above video, the World Press Photo winner shares some insight as to how his widely-praised photograph came to be. Read more…

Crunching the Numbers on the World Press Photo Photographers’ Gear

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Each year, the breakdown of gear usage statistics by some of the largest news agencies and associations makes itself public; and this year is no exception, thanks to this infographic provided by hastalosmegapixeles.

Looking through the infographic, we get a great look at what gear the press photography pros prefer when they’re out in the field shooting World Press Photo award-winners. Read more…

This Contest Winner Looks Like a Movie Poster (And That’s Good)

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John Stanmeyer of VII won the World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday with this magnificent image of migrants in Djibouti trying to get a cheaper cell phone signal from neighboring Somalia.

It looks like a movie poster, but not for the reasons that I complained about last year. Read more…

World Press Photo Jury Chair Talks About This Year’s Impressive Winning Images

World Press Photo 2014 jury chair Gary Knight has said that many of this year’s entries into the contest were “missing something” — and there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding the contest — but he doesn’t want that to take away from your opinion of the winning photographs.

To that end, World Press Photo has released the video above in which Knight talks about several of the winning entries and why the jury picked them to take home first (and in one case second) prize. Read more…

This Year’s World Press Photo: Conflicts of Interest and 8% of Finalists Disqualified

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After last year’s controversy over the winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, all eyes were on the organization as they announced the winner of this year’s contest.

But while general consensus from the photo community seems to be that John Stanmeyer deserved this year’s award, talk of conflicts of interest and the high percentage of disqualifications due to photo manipulation are plaguing the contest. Read more…

African Migrants Looking for Cell Signal by Moonlight Wins World Press Photo 2013

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Last year’s World Press Photo of the Year award went to a controversial image of a funeral procession in Gaza, City. This year’s winning photo doesn’t strike the same tragic nerve as last year’s, and yet it makes such a powerful statement about technology and our global community that we immediately understood why it took home the top prize. Read more…

World Press Photo Alters Post Processing Rules in Light of 2012 Controversy

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In light of the heated debate over post-processing sparked by the winner of World Press Photo of the Year 2012 award, the Amsterdam-based organization has chosen to implement some rule changes before it asks for this year’s entries in a couple of months time. Read more…

Forensics Analyst Claims That the World Press Photo Winner is a Composite

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Dr. Neal Krawetz, a computer science PhD who specializes in non-classical computer forensics, online profiling, and computer security, made some pretty damning claims in a blog post recently. After taking a close look at Paul Hansen World Press Photo 2012 winner (seen above), he concluded that it was “a digital composite that was significantly reworked.” Read more…

World Press Photo Winner Had to Sell His Camera Last Year to Survive

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26-year-old freelance photojournalist Daniel Rodrigues landed the biggest ‘win’ of his photographic career this year when it was announced that his photo Football in Guinea-bissau (shown above) had won 1st prize in the prestigious World Press Photo competition’s Daily Life category.

The win was more than a fancy new line on his resume: you see, just two years ago Rodrigues was flat broke, and this award will allow him to resume the career that he almost had to abandon to survive.
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World Press Photo-Winning Photographer Accused of Greed Over Album Cover

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Madeleine Corcoran over at Duckrabbit has published a sharp criticism of photojournalist Samuel Aranda‘s decision to license his most famous conflict photo to Canadian electronic band Crystal Castles for use on their album cover and merchandise.
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