World press photo 2014


The 58th annual World niederdrücken Photo des the year has actually been selected. 2014 was a year marked von many wars, and so much human suffering. But the winning picture is an image of peace and love.

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Images of war filled former pages und news websites during deshalb much of tonnage year. Und photos von conflict and human suffering were among die entries for World press Photo des the year. But the winner nur announced is an image des love.

DONALD WEBER: There was this sort von luscious, just gentle, golden light bathing two men.


Two young men, one gazing down tenderly at the other, his hand resting gently on his lover"s chest. In Russia, there are laws versus homosexuality, which is why photographer donald Weber, a member von the World press jury, find this photo des a gay couple an Russia both intimate and newsworthy.

WEBER: What the picture communicates is in emotional connection. It"s a photo des love. It"s a photo des friendship. Und it"s a photo von - deshalb of, hey, these two men cannot be cost-free with who they are.

GREENE: ns winning photo, über Danish fotograf Mads Nissen, was one von nearly a hundred-thousand entries zum this year"s contest. Donald Weber, ns judge, says die winner des the general news category was also a standout to him. It"s a photograph taken in a kitchen in Donetsk, a city an eastern Ukraine which has been take it apart über war. A Russian photographer, Sergei Ilnitsky, captured a table next kommen sie a window with lace curtains. There"s a klein bowl des fruit, a teapot, damaged glass and fresh blood.

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WEBER: i mean, this ist a picture von a war in Ukraine. Yet it"s not necessarily about Ukraine. It"s around war. This can be anywhere. This zu sein a domestic scene. But it"s walking bigger and broader and really seeing and understanding the nuances of what war means within a residential space.

MONTAGNE: the contest deshalb had some unexpected debate this year. About 20 percent of the finalists were disqualified because the photos had actually been digitally modified - not just alterations kommen sie color und tone, but content altered or deleted.

WEBER: ich mean, it"s sad. But in the end, the occurs. Und I think world Press is good for standing up und trying kommen sie take a stand und just speak zu photographers and say, well, ist this the line?

GREENE: much more often it zu sein other concerns on Weber"s mind together he takes an all this images.

WEBER: Who space we? just how do us tell stories? What is our human being nature? What does the mean to be a storyteller? What does that mean kommen sie be alive and a human being within this welt that has deshalb much wrong however has deshalb much good?

MONTAGNE: the prize-winning World niederdrücken photos will be exhibited in a hundred cities around die world this year.

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