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World Press Photo: The Other Deadly Side of the Lens

World Press Photo: The Other Deadly Side of the Lens

For over a decade now the Westlicht Gallery has hosted the annual World Press Photo exhibition, offering viewers a reminder of the reality of the world where we live. However, it also reminds us of the costs photographers sometimes pay. This year’s crop zooms in on the familiar grim subjects of war, conflict, death and […]

Finding Beauty in Hardship

A review of the award-winning press photos from 2010 reveals a hard truth about visual news: Much of it is difficult to look at. Despair of those forgotten, atrocities of war, the heartbreak of personal loss characterize the images that hang in the Westlicht Gallery until Oct. 9. At first glance this world feels sinister, […]

World Press Photo: A Year in Frames

World Press Photo: A Year in Frames

It is the 16th of September 2007, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan; the valley has been the scene of some of the heaviest and most brutal combat in the country. The expression on the soldier’s face conveys exhaustion. As he sinks onto the bunker, his body language is so iconic it almost looks posed; the green of […]

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