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World Press Photo

alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 4:54AM
I came across some of the winning shots from this year's World Press Photo competition on the BBC news site, but the home site is:

Go and have a look. There are some fantastic shots both for this year and the winning shots for the last 50 years. I like the fact that even in the last five years mono still gets a look in.


mikears 16 89 Canada
11 Feb 2005 6:14AM
I'm not sure why, but I went to that site expecting to see brilliant sunsets and fantastic close-ups. Man was I wrong!!

EPZ is a great site (I'm sure everyone agrees with that), but seeing those pictures on the WorldPressPhoto site makes use realize that there is a real world out there, and it doesn't consist of sunrises, flowers and blurred water.

Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
11 Feb 2005 6:17AM
Erm, why would anyone go to a press photo site and expect to see sunsets and macros???

I'll bet a lot of those photos wouldn't get many clicks on EPZ!!

mikears 16 89 Canada
11 Feb 2005 6:21AM
Sorry - it's still morning where I am - I'm just not awake yet
ardbeg77 17 1.2k 7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2005 6:22AM
CB, wouldn't that depend on whether they had loads of mates here Wink
(JOKE, before anyone jumps down my throat).

Seriously, that site has some amazing, moving and thought provoking images, taken in some incredibly difficult and dangerous circumstances. Well worth a look.

11 Feb 2005 6:25AM
A world apart, I'm moved to tears by some of those images, even more so by the courage it took to obtain them.
UserRemoved 17 4.2k
11 Feb 2005 6:28AM
Bugger - didnt win again!

Some cracking shots on there.
bpa 17 1.2k
11 Feb 2005 6:29AM
Seen this type of photography before, but I'm damned if I can find out how it is achieved.

u08mcb 17 5.8k
11 Feb 2005 6:33AM
The Kashmir pic is probably my favourite and the guy in the "mental asylum" is probably the most sobering one there.

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