sábado, novembro 11, 2006

World Press Photo 2006 Exhibition

From 03 November 2006 until 17 December 2006 and if you are in Denmark you could visit the World Press Photo exhibition with the photos from the 2006 winner Photographers. This year 4,448 professional photographers from 122 countries entered 83,044 images in the most prestigious annual international competition in press photography.
The winner was Finbarr O'Reilly from Canada representing Reuters, and shows a Nigerian woman and the fingers of her child like it is described down:
"The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding center in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, on August 1. One of the worst droughts in recent times together with a particularly heavy plague of locusts had destroyed the previous year's harvest, leaving millions of people severely short of food. Heavy rains promised well for the 2005 crops, but hindered aid workers bringing supplies. Relief had been slow to come. Accusations were leveled variously blaming the United Nations, Western governments, the international aid community and officials in Niger itself for failing to respond early enough to an imminent crisis. Just weeks before the photo was taken leaders at the G8 summit of the world's richest nations had resolved to make poverty history by doubling aid to Africa by 2010." ( transcription form World Press Photo web site)

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