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World Press Photo of the Year 2006

The picture shows a group of young Lebanese driving through a South Beirut neighborhood devastated by Israeli bombings…read more

World Press Photo jury chair Michele McNally describes the winning image: “It’s a picture you can keep looking at. It has the complexity and contradiction of real life, amidst chaos. This photograph makes you look beyond the obvious.”

Photo: APA/epa/Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Link: http://images.derstandard.at/20070209/1(2).jpg

2 Responses to “World Press Photo of the Year 2006”

  1. Jaap Says:

    I also noticed this photo as remarkable. For Issues Management this is a very good example of using as an illustration…!

  2. weytan Says:

    For those who are interested in the analysis of images with cultural and/or political impact – mainly press images – I can recommend BAGNewsNotes.
    It’s interesting what phototechnical (re)contextualisation, wanton omission, accentuation, or careful stageing of picture elements, what concisions (or mutilations) of photos as references to the ‘real’ can achieve in the cursory viewer’s mind.

    And there are also semantically related photos, like the wedding between Ziegel and Kline (Beware: Much more graphic than the background of a destroyed city) which should be accounted for.
    It’s a kind of dark complement for the Lebanon picture – ‘Hurt and Hope’ – you just have to change McNally’s “can keep looking at” to “can’t keep looking at”.
    Both can be, with a certain aftertaste, be titled “Rites of passage”.

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