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#1 Fons Baerken

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:48

World Press Photo 2012 winners etc


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#2 Fons Baerken

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:54

has anyone noticed the technical details on the awarded shot

Shutter speed: 0.4 sec ISO: 400 F-Stop: 2 Focal Length: 35 mm Camera: Nikon D700

#3 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:09

I have actually just come from viewing the World Press Photo exhibition in Cape Town this morning. but it was the 2011 I got to see.
I thought the images were superb and I wish I was the one taking them.
http://www.worldpres...ear#fullcontext

makes a big difference to see these images LARGE.
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#4 Bjørn J

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:23

There's a discussion going on in Norway whether the photos from Utøya, where a mass murderer killed 69 people, should be awarded a prize, or even published. The negative reactions relates to that some of the dead people can be identified, but also that the photos haven't been published before. So far all newspapers have denied publishing them, even the paper that the photographer works for. Personally I think it's totally wrong that photos that have not been published, should be awarded a prize for "best press photo".
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#5 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:26

Obviously I do not know the facts - so my comment is in general:

If a photo has not been published in the media - it is not a press photo in my eyes.

just my thought.

but - the photo in question - how does it get nominated? surely it must have been seen somewhere by someone?
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#6 Bjørn J

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:39

I don't know, but I guess the photographer himself sent in the photos?
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#7 Bjørn J

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:46

If a photo has not been published in the media - it is not a press photo in my eyes.


I agree. Imagine a journalist being awarded the Pulitzer prize for a story that was never published!
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#8 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:49

I would love to hear the true facts and outcome of that story about the mass murderer
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#9 Bjørn J

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 13:58

The facts are that he killed (shot) 69 young people, teenagers mostly, on Utøya, disguised as a police officer. He also blew up a 950 kilo bomb close to the government headquarters, the explosion killed several people there as well.
The trial against him will be in April. Now psychiatric experts are discussing whether he was/is sane or not. If the conclusion is that he is not sane, he will be locked up in a high-security psychiatric ward. He will obviously never be set free whether he is sentenced to jail or psychiatric treatment.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 15:42

The second prize, sports (rugby game) looks pretty PPed.
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#11 Bjørn J

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 15:53

I don't know, but I guess the photographer himself sent in the photos?

I have now been informed that the photos had actually been published, in a Danish paper known to be unscrupulous.
But I still don't think they are good photos, they are speculative and have not much to do with what I regard as good press photos.
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#12 Elsa Hoffmann

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 16:39

I do recall when the mass murder was committed - it was all over our news too - I did mean the true story about the publication - when you subsequently answered :) thank you.
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