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world press photo 2009

the results of the world press photo 2009 competition is out. click here to view the winning photo as well as to access the galleries containing the winners in the various categories.

this is a competiton that i follow closely because year after year, it yields the very best work in the field of photojournalism and on top of that, i am constantly amazed by the vision and the aesthetics on display. with the advent of new media, there is a general view in the industry that the days of shooting purely hard news is over.

with the proliferation of visual capture devices, hardly any newsworthy event is left undocumented. what sets the photojournalist apart is the ability to harness technology to not only tell the story, but tell the story in a way that is compelling and personal. perhaps the term ‘photo-diaryist’ might be more appropriate in this age.

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