Monday, May 26, 2014

World Press Photo 2014 (3 of 3)




Typhoon Yolanda, the Philipines


Bombing in Syria


Boston Marathon bombing (USA)


Collapsed factory building in Bangladesh

Exhibit on display at the Electricity Museum, Lisbon

27 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

The devastation is mind-boggling.

Halcyon said...

Wow! Very moving photos.

TexWisGirl said...

such devastation.

Lowell said...

Ah jeez! There is so much pain and suffering in this world. A lot is caused by Mother Nature, whose nature is not all that benign and then humans must take responsibility for the rest. Will the latter's need for conquest and power and the exercise of hatred ever cease?

Powerful and very moving display!

Stefan Jansson said...

It's a horrible world we live in.

RedPat said...

Sobering shots, JM!

Babzy said...

very impressive images ...

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with Lowell, Jose, these are indeed so powerful and moving!!! I, too, frequently ask, when will hunger for power cease as well as the hatred that seems so prevalent everywhere these days. Thank you for sharing these.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Very powerful photos, the ones caused by nature are devastating the ones caused by man are murderous. What a strange world we live in. Diane

Kathy said...

This is such a powerful exhibit.

VP said...

Quite tragic images!

Kay said...

These are overpowering, painful shots. What an extraordinary exhibit.

William Kendall said...

Incredible power in those images.

Randy said...

They are very moving images. It must be amazing to see them up close.

bailey-road.com said...

Powerful images.

Bob Crowe said...

We attended one of these exhibits a few years ago at El Centro Borges in Buenos Aires. Parts of it were inspirational, others almost unbearable..

Jack said...

These images are so compelling!

Petrea Burchard said...

JM, thank you for posting these. We never see photos like these from the American news media. These are too scary, too tragic, too mind-boggling. Our networks "dumb it down" because they don't think we can take it. But we must take it, we must begin to see the world as it is, or there's no progress to be had.

ladyfi said...

What powerful photos.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The top shot looks like a work of art rather than a photo.

cieldequimper said...

This always makes me wonder why we complain...

orvokki said...

Great photos !!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent series of shots from this exhibition Jose.. I really hope this one comes to Perth, it's incredibly inspiring to see images like this.

Stickup Artist said...

I agree with Petra up there a few comments back. We are insulated from the realities of global and national atrocities and tragedies here in the USA. Photography is a powerful medium that can change public opinion. It has done so many times in the past when legislation has been passed based upon such photographic essays. Some photographers are heroic and provide a great service globally. Looks like your country honors that tradition.

Gunn said...

STRONG documentary!
Thanks for sharing.

Dina said...

God help us.
These are the pictures the media shields us from. Here in Israel if the TV news is going to show a bloody scene, they warn us first by saying that there will now be "a scene that is difficult to look at."

Petrea Burchard said...

Dina, maybe that's a good method. At least they show them.