From Images of Piety to the Arab Spring and Anonymous Women in Burkas

Fatima al-Qaws is pictured holding her injured son in the World Press Photo of 2011. Image via (Notes on) Politics, Theory and Photography.

The World Press Photo contest is a competition where the best professional photographers have a chance to showcase their work. The contest focuses on photojournalism and features photographers from all over the world.Last year the controversial photo of Bibi Aisha, taken by Jodi Bieber and featured in Time Magazine (which MMW covered here), won first prize in the Portraits/Singles category.This year’s contest featured over 5000 photographers and more than 100,000 photos. Due to the n … [Read more...]