Saturday, May 24, 2014

World Press Photo 2014 (1 of 3)



Winner: John Stanmeyer for National Geographic

African migrants on the shore of Djibuti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia - a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibuti is a common stop-off for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia or Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

Exhibit on display at the Electricity Museum, Lisbon

20 comments:

biebkriebels said...

It is in Amsterdam too, have been there.

Lowell said...

What an interesting photo! It's so filled with drama and tension...and expressed the truth that so many are living very desperate lives.

Thanks for all your comments! Your kindness makes my day!

TexWisGirl said...

wow.

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is a touching photo. Last night I saw Les Miserables for the 8th or 9th time and each time I see it I'm struck by how desperate and difficult life was for some people. Then I realize that life is still exactly that desperate and difficult for way too many people around the world to this day.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do agree with Lowell, an interesting capture indeed and so much drama. You do have amazing captures, Jose! Thanks as always for visiting my blog and, yes, your kindness makes my day as well! Have a great weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a brilliant shot Jose.. When you see images like this it makes you realize just how much we take for granted and how hard even the smallest things can be for some.

William Kendall said...

I remember seeing that shot when it was first published. It's very effective.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful and moving.

cieldequimper said...

It's brilliant and frightening at the same time...

orvokki said...

This is just a great photo.
Hugs

RedPat said...

Wonderful shot!

bailey-road.com said...

A wonderful shot.

Kay said...

I agree with so many of the other comments. Reminds me of the statement "privilege is invisible to those who enjoy it." Photos like this are a poignant reminder. It's a stunning photo, too.

Jack said...

Wow.

Randy said...

I wish I could shoot photos like this one.

Sami said...

Beautiful photo. Sadly that are still so many displaced people around the world due to wars, etc. We all want the best life for ourselves and our kids!

Petrea Burchard said...

Gosh, Kay, that quote is so apt. And Lowell, my brain has been following yours lately.

ladyfi said...

That is a great photo - a well-deserved winner.

Rhodesia said...

What an interesting shot but I am amazed that they even have phones there. Having lived in Africa for so many years the phones were not a common thing at that time. Have a good day Diane

Dina said...

This is a picture that stays with you. So touching, and mystical too. It could become an icon (in the old meaning) of the 21st century.