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Thread: World Press Photo 2009 winners

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    Arrow World Press Photo 2009 winners

    http://www.worldpressphoto.org/index...width=low2high

    The main winner comes across as a little meh.. but some of the other pics are, as always, great.

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    Default Re: World Press Photo 2009 winners

    I notice Peter Bialobrzeski's "Urban Jungles" is taken in Singapore

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    No Singaporean winners?
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    NYT article on the winners, and the chance to see them in full screen mode. The comments are interesting.
    http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/showcase-122/

    I kinda agree that the main winner requires quite a bit of explaining before you understand what's going on.

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    I personally went down to Santa Monica to see the exhibition.

    Impressive and really prepared me for the documentary trip to Chile.

    I think one Singaporean made it but it was only a honorable mention. The series was shot in china after a massive earthquake.

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    Think the exhibition came here two years ago but not last year? Well hope it comes back.

    The sequence of pics on stoning is very powerful and disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agape01 View Post

    I think one Singaporean made it but it was only a honorable mention. The series was shot in china after a massive earthquake.
    well, an honourable mention is still something.

    sometimes it's not about winning these things. after all, who do you shoot for? it would be a sad day if all of us started shooting to win competitions or to hang accolades on our necks in the long run.

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    There's a huge gap when you compare the photos by AFP and Reuters to local stuff. Hope the gap is bridged one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyes View Post
    There's a huge gap when you compare the photos by AFP and Reuters to local stuff. Hope the gap is bridged one day.
    Singapore has a small pool and very few outlets that do photo stories. Photojournalism is also suffering around the world. Those doing it really need to do it for the love.

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    Peter's series is a good example of how a lot of people residing in Singapore, fail to see that we have more content for photography than many think they know.

    Sometimes, you gotta look beyond the obvious. Kudos to the winners.

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    More about Peter's series, which is actually done in cities all over Asia:
    http://www.artbook.com/9783775723329.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    I notice Peter Bialobrzeski's "Urban Jungles" is taken in Singapore
    isn't it "paradise now"?

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