life and death in images

our photo of the year 2008

liang_kexin_7

Sichuan (China) earthquake aftermath. May 12, 2008 and after.

Lian Kexin, 7. Photo: © by Qiu Yan,  Photo Director of the Changjiang Daily. Published in a gallery of Enter, Dec. 2008. Enter is a monthy oL publication of World Press Photo.  World Press Photo winner  says:

“I cherish every image, since they are all hard won. And – more importantly – they record, or more precisely immortalize, the survivors: their grief, their bravery and their selflessness.”

See  our award assigned also in the Dec. 14 de(e)pre(ce)ssion blogpost.

COMUNISMO LATINO

3rd Prize, Magazine Feature Picture, Pictures of the Year International. Cubans stand inside a crowded bus in Havana.  REUTERS/ Carlos Barria

ON A FUZZY BORDER BETWEEN LIFE  AND DEATH

Terry and Eluana

Terry Schiavo, Florida († 2005) with her mother; and Eluana Englaro, Italy, before her accident.

terry-schiavo-and-mother

eluana-englaro-prima


AFRICA WITHOUT PEACE


One of the best contemporary  photos:

1st Prize, Spot News Singles, World Press Photo 2007 and Honorable Mention, International News, The Best of Photojournalism 2007. A man rinses soot from his face at the scene of a gas pipeline explosion near Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.  REUTERS/ Akintunde Akinleye


ALWAYS WARTIME IN IRAQ

– An Iraqi man holds his hands up as U.S soldiers and Iraqi special police search his house for weapons in Baquba, in Diyala province some 65 km (40 miles) N-E of Baghdad. October 26, 2008.

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

– 3rd Prize, Human Conflict, Pictures of the Year International. Iraqi civilians burn moments after a car bomb attack along a road in Baghdad.

REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz

VEGGY BEACH GUINNESS

October 26, 2008

Paraguayans barbeque beef during an attempt to create the world’s biggest barbecue in Mariano Roque Alonso near Asuncion. In the attempt to get the Guinness World Record for the “Biggest barbeque in the World”, more than 30,000 people grilled 28,000 kilograms of beef on fires covering an area 60 m wide by 100 m long.

REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

sport da campioni:

A ZZZOCCOLA E SSOREDE

1st Prize, Sports Action Stories, World Press Photo 2007. Marco Materazzi being head-butted by Zinedine Zidane during their World Cup 2006 final soccer match in Berlin.  REUTERS/ Ho New

HALLOWEEN

2008. Halloween time at Quezon City, ManilaREUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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