Posted By RichC on February 10, 2006
Once upon a time I intended to be a photojournalist. I even spent the summer between my junior and senior year of high school on an enrichment scholarship to begin my college education in photojournalism. I’m not sure what happened to dissuade me? Nevertheless, I still admire and appreciate those with the talent to capture a still photos and create impactful and moving moments. In the cases of this years “2005 World Press Photo of the Year Awards “there were many that surpassed the proverbial “ a picture is worth a thousand words” axiom.
The above picture of a mother and child at an emergency feeding center in Niger was taken by Canadian photographer Finbarr O’Reilly. His August 2005 photo shows the emaciated fingers of a one-year old child pressed against the lips of his mother. This Reuters published photograph won the coveted 2005 World Press Photo of the Year.