We now conclude our coverage of this year’s edition of the world’s most prestigious photojournalism competition, World Press Photo, with part two of our winner’s gallery.
First prize, contemporary issues stories: Maika Elan, Vietnam (more…)
Today’s harsh economic climate is not kind to those planning on publishing photo books. So when Grant Sheehan decided to put out a book of black and white landscapes produced using the most opulent methods available he seemed to be spitting into the wind of conventional wisdom. But one should never let common sense get in the way of a good read.
Having operated a successful publishing house for almost two decades, the Wellington-based photographer knows the fickle nature of the business well. But believing a strong enough concept would prevail, last year he set about creating Ghosts in the Landscape, an unconventional photo book probing the unsettled subconscious of New Zealand. (more…)
A few days ago we brought you the grand winner of last year’s World Press Photo Awards, the world’s most prestigious photojournalism competition, now D-Photo presents a gallery selection of further winners making up the 2013 World Press Photo exhibition.
Second prize, spot news singles: Emin Özmen, Turkey
July 31, 2012, Aleppo, Syria: Opposition fighters regularly launched operations to seize suspected government informants after dark. Two informants were captured, declared guilty under interrogation, and tortured throughout the night; tired fighters had to be replaced so the torture could continue. After 48 hours, the captives were released. (more…)
It is often said the work of an artist is to help us see in new ways, and Helmut Hirler takes that remit quite literally. For much of his life the German-born photographer has travelled the globe capturing elements of light undetectable by the human eye through infrared photography.
Where traditional photography deals with the visible light spectrum, Hirler’s landscapes are captured using film sensitive to the infrared spectrum. The resulting dreamy black and white images, infusing familiar landscape with sublime lighting traits, have earned the roaming photographer international repute. (more…)
Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen has been awarded the highest honour in this year’s edition of the world’s most prestigious press photography competition.
Hansen has been awarded the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 prize for his photo a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City to a mosque for a burial ceremony.
One of the competition’s jury members, Peruvian Mayu Mohanna, remarked on the image’s impact through tragic juxtaposition.
“The strength of the pictures lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children.”
“It’s a picture I will not forget.”
The two children in the image, taken November last year, are two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad, who were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike – their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher.
As the grand prize winner Hansen receives a cash prize of €10000 (about NZ$15700) and a Canon professional DSLR camera and lens kit.
A total of 54 photographers of 32 nationalities were awarded prizes in nine themed categories in this year’s awards programme, with first-prize ...full story
We all have dreams. Mine was to tour the South Island on my motorcycle with all my camera gear and a beautiful model to photograph. It seemed impossible and I had almost given up on the idea. But one thing I have learned over the years is that if you want something to happen you have to believe in yourself and just make it happen.
So, I advertised for an adventurous model to join me and four applications came on the first day! I responded by email, and ten minutes later Larissa from New Plymouth was on the phone with an infectious enthusiasm for the trip as she had never been to the South Island. She wanted to drive up to the Bay of Plenty with her grandmother specially to meet me; they arrived next morning and we did a one-day photo shoot together. There was a big age gap between us and I wanted to be sure we could get on well together for three weeks. Larissa quickly proved herself photogenic and very easy to work with. I asked, “Can you be ready to leave in three days?” She responded with, ...full story