"So I had to use the moonlight alone."
February 18, 2016 1:32 PM   Subscribe

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the winners of its 59th annual photo contest. The Photo of the Year, by Warren Richardson, is Hope for a New Life, showing a refugee passing an infant through a barbed-wire fence at the border between Hungary and Serbia. Many of the photos show violence and its aftermath; all are powerful reminders of the world we share, in both beauty and terror. (via The Atlantic)
posted by Etrigan (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
That picture is harder to look at than most of the ones showing carnage.

I hope the baby is safe with family.
posted by sio42 at 2:40 PM on February 18, 2016


God, that picture. What a world we have created.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 2:52 PM on February 18, 2016


At least it's only a fence, not a wall.
posted by gottabefunky at 3:01 PM on February 18, 2016


These are amazing. Those pictures from Syria were heartbreaking. This is absolutely gorgeous. This reminded me of Mad Max.

Great post, thanks.
posted by triggerfinger at 4:39 PM on February 18, 2016


Amazing photographs...heart wrenching and breathtaking. I am still curious what would cause that lightning on the volcano. Fascinating.
posted by Benway at 6:30 PM on February 18, 2016


I kinda love that the photo of the year is all high iso noise and no noise reduction. Digital noise is one of the things (along with a need for all super fast and clinically sharp lenses all the time and sensor size) that the photo enthusiast world needs to unclench a little about.
posted by jason_steakums at 7:22 PM on February 18, 2016 [6 favorites]


gottabefunky: "At least it's only a fence, not a wall."

Not yet.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:34 PM on February 18, 2016


Benway: "I am still curious what would cause that lightning on the volcano."
Dirty thunderstorm (wiki). It's not quite clear what is going on, but here's an article that discusses it.
posted by brokkr at 1:41 AM on February 19, 2016


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