Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo contest has set the standard in visual journalism. World Press Photo 2018 brings you the winners - the most striking images and compelling stories from 2017. Selected from 73,044 pictures taken by 4,548 photojournalists and documentary photographers from 125 countries, the prize-winning pictures are presented in a moving, sometimes disturbing document. World Press Photo 2018 both informs, and inspires an understanding of the world.The jury this year comprised of 18 renowned authorities on photography was chaired by Magdelena Herrera, director of photography for Geo France.The World Press Photo of the Year has been awarded to Ronaldo Schemidt for his photograph of a protester engulfed in flames during the Venezuelan Crisis in May 2017.
Author: World Press Photo
In 'This critical mirror--photojournalism since the 1950's, ' guest editors with different perspectives and interests have now been given access to the archives of world press photo. The newsmakers, the lessons of history, the families of man, the human spirit--these and other grand themes are represented and interpreted afresh in a parade of memorable images. So, too, is the everyday life and environment of recent years.
40 Years of World Press Photo
Author: Stephen Mayes
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: History, Modern
“Represents some of the very best work being done around the world today.” —News Photographer
Author: Kari Lundelin,World Press Photo Foundation
Every year since 1958 an international jury has convened in the Netherlands under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation to choose the finest press photographs published around the world during the previous year. Universally recognized as the definitive competition for photographic reportage, it has been described by former art director of the Sunday Times Michael Rand as "the international photographic contest."Publishing the results of the latest annual World Press Photo Contest, this exceptional book contains the very best press photographs from 2016--pictures submitted by photojournalists, picture agencies, newspapers, and magazines throughout the world.Selected from thousands, these prize-winning photos capture the most powerful, moving, and sometimes disturbing images of the year.
Author: World Press Photo Foundation,Kari Lundelin,Rodney Bolt,David Campbell
Presents more than four hundred photographs taken by the photographers of Magnum Photos.
Author: Brigitte Lardinois
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
Author: Central Intelligence Agency
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.
Listening to the Twentieth Century
Author: Alex Ross
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This landmark book offers a synthesis of celebrated Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas's views on her work and the role of the documentary photographer. Through text drawn largely from exclusive interviews with editor Mark Holborn, she offers a remarkable commentary on her career, from early work with carnival strippers, through groundbreaking reportage on Nicaragua and El Salvador, to projects encompassing subjects as varied as the Dani tribe of Indonesia, the Kurds of Northern Iraq and victims of domestic violence in California. Central to Meiselas's work are themes of collaboration, return and exchange. With over 110 photographs - some classics, others rarely published - this book demonstrates how the frontline on which Meiselas has worked involves a bearing of witness and a gathering of evidence. As Meiselas has stated: 'To continue on is to be curious - to be compelled to confront, to examine, to expose, to engage, and not know where you will end up or how the journey will change you. The frontline is always a choice.'
Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn
Category: Documentary photography
A lyrical tribute to the beauty and essential environmental roles of the ocean combines expert and celebrity insights with lavish photography of beaches, coral reefs and underwater life, in a collection of seven impassioned essays on the importance of ocean conservation.
Exploring and Caring for Earth's Magnificent Ocean
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Books
When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!
Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam,Tom Sullam
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Everyday Africa combats the clich�s that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. Featuring the finest images from the acclaimed social media project, the book showcases photos of ordinary life that find beauty in stories rarely seen, shifting perception from the sensationalized extremes to a more textured, familiar reality. Photographs run alongside sections of Instagram commentary inspired by the images. Shocking, funny, and heartfelt, the comments are lighthearted one moment, caustic the next, speaking volumes about widely held perceptions of Africa while underscoring the continent's increased connectivity in a globalized world.
30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent
Author: Peter DiCampo,Austin Merrel
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
New York Times Bestseller "Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is." —The Philadelphia Inquirer With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to historical politics, sexual politics, mad ancient kings, and chickens with guns, Eddie Izzard has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by the loss of his mother, boarding school, and alternative sexuality, as well as a life in comedy, film, politics, running and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.
A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
Author: Eddie Izzard
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: World Press Photo Foundation
Kiki Smith and Coop Himmelb(l)au
Author: Coop Himmelblau
After a lone trip to Chernobyl in 2005, Donald Weber returned to the abandoned site of the nuclear disaster and spent the next six years in Russia and Ukraine photographing the ruins of the unstoppable storm we call history. Traveling and living with ordinary people who had endured much, and survived everything. Weber began to see the modern state as a primitive and bloody sacrifical rite of unnamed power. INTERROGATIONS is the result of his personal quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the bloody 20th century. In dialogue with writer Larry Frolick - whose own ancestors had been decimated in the final months of WW II - Weber insistently and provocatively addresses his questions both to the living survivors and to the ghosts of the State's innumerable victims, resurrecting their final hours by taking their point of view, and performing a kind of incantatory meditation over their private encounters with power. The policeman, working girls, thugs, dissidents and hustlers who inhabit these pages are all orphans of a secret history; the outline of our collective fate takes shape in Weber's epic work, expanding our awareness of what it means to be an actor in today's dark opera.
Author: Donald Weber,Larry Frolick
Publisher: Schilt Pub