World Press Photo Winners 2012

13th February 2012 General Articles


In one particularly good year (2000 IIRC) – I went to three great exhibitions – the World Press Photo awards in Amsterdam, The British Gas Wildlife Awards in the National History Museum, London and Sebastio Salgado’s Migrations in Barcelona (in Gaudi’s amazing Casa Mila aka La Predrera). This was a great year, and probably the thing I miss most now that I live in Australia again – easy access to the world’s best creative stuff, both current and classic – hard to beat living in Europe for that…

This was, not surprisingly, the year I decided to give up on crappy IT stuff and properly study Photography….anyway, I think of it because the awesome World Press Photo awards announced their 2012 winners a few days ago – go check it out, amazing as usual.

WP2012 – Winning Image by Samuel Aranda

And if you don’t know Salgado’s work yet then you haven’t seen one of the most amazing photographer’s of our lifetime. He’s amazing.

This year’s World Press awards:

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/gallery/2012-world-press-photo

British Gas Wildlife (not the best year but still good!):

http://www.bwpawards.org/page/2011_winners

and Sebestiao Salgado’s Migrations (might have been workers?)

Google Images Link

Anyone have a good link for a really nice Salgado gallery?