Saturday 15 February 2014

World Press Awards

US photographer John Stanmeyer is the overall winner of the World Press Photo Awards 2013 with this incredibly atmospheric shot taken for National Geographic magazine. Signal (26/2/13) looks like a still from a science-fiction movie, with brainwashed humans raising lights to worship an alien invader. In fact these are African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones to try to capture a cheap signal from neighbouring Somalia. This is their tenuous link to their relatives abroad. CLICK for the World Press website. CLICK for a BBC slide show of winning images in various categories.


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