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March 28, 2005 8:42 AM   Subscribe

The results are in for the Best of Photojournalism 2005 . From sports to nature, from sorrow to celebration, photojournalists around the world continue to document humanity’s highs and lows 24-7.
posted by TheGoldenOne (8 comments total)
Thanks, TGO. A few of my favorites: 1 2 3. And one where the juxtaposition of photo and caption provides some unintentional (or not?) humor.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:30 AM on March 28, 2005

Lots of good stuff here. Thanks.
posted by driveler at 10:36 AM on March 28, 2005

I think we broke the site. Maybe it is just suffering from temporary overload. I was surfing a bit of the site earlier and was going to go back. Oh well, later.

Thanks for pointing these out, TheGoldenOne - I love photojournalism awards and this one is distinguished by being awarded by a jury of peers - what better judges? But I must say that it is a bit annoying that the photos are cramped into such small formats without the ability to enlarge them - it makes them difficult to really appreciate, particularly some of the B&W ones. Grrr, they should change that format.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:00 PM on March 28, 2005

This photo of Jason Varitek feeding a mitt sandwich to Alex Rodriguez perfectly captured the Red Sox Nation-al mood: we all wanted to stuff our mitts in that oh so pretty, quarter-billion dollar face. The first place winning photo maybe more technically challenging, but Barry Chin deserves first place for perfectly capturing a newsworthy moment.
posted by serafinapekkala at 1:11 PM on March 28, 2005

I'm so glad the site's back up and working. I was terrified the NPPA was going to hunt me down and blackball me.

The pictures really are too small, but I can totally understand why that would be necessary for this kind of content. It would be really cool if they put all the winning photos into a book every year. I'd buy it.

I would tend to agree with you serafinapekkala. Overhead basketball shots are all the rage now, and I know I'm guilty of taking a few, but the action in between the action is where it's at. I relish a good fight, minor yet dramatic injury, or audience interaction during an otherwise standard sporting event.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 3:21 PM on March 28, 2005

Great post. I love seeing this stuff.

TheGoldenOne -- They do put them all in a book each year, or at least they used to back when I was a member. Some of the older books are available in their store. They don't have anything more recent than 1999, though. It's entirely possible the books only go out to members or that they've just stopped producing them. I used to love getting those books every year. Sometimes you can find the old ones at used book stores. Always a nice find.
posted by aine42 at 3:43 PM on March 28, 2005

eh, TheGoldenOne, I shouldn't have been cranky, I think you found a great link for your first post. If NPPA was going to hunt you down, it should be to thank you for sending more traffic their way ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 8:35 PM on March 28, 2005

Thanks madamjujujive. All that coming from you means a lot.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 10:37 PM on March 28, 2005

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