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WMMNA: World Press Photo 2011 [Pics]

WMMNA: World Press Photo 2011 [Pics]

The World Press Photo 2011 winners included photographs that showed death, disease, natural disaster, delight, high fashion and more. Here are some highlights.

Caroline Ku

A post that was left floating in draft limbo since mid July…

This year again the World Press Photo contest, an international competition of photojournalism, comes with its fair share of grim images of wars and crisis at the other end of the word, with pictures that talk about women suffering, immigration and children crying. It reminds us of the Haiti earthquake and of other events that have long ceased to make the headlines of the newspapers. But the contest has also cheerful pictures of women luchadores in Bolivia, high-speed car races between amateurs in Mexico and even sardines if sardines are what you’re into. There is also a surprisingly high amount of photo documenting the eruption of volcanoes. All of them far more formidable than the one that got every traveler’s attention last year.

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Images via World Press Photo.

Régine Debatty is an art curator and the creator of the blog We Make Money Not Art. She has also spoken at several conferences and festivals about the way artists, hackers and interaction designers (mis)use technology.

 

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