Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

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Link: Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I – In Focus – The Atlantic

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are set to be announced on April 30

Sebastián Liste Picks Up 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant

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Link: Sebastián Liste Picks Up 2014 Alexia Foundation Grant – LightBox

Sebastián Liste has picked up the The Alexia Foundation’s $20,000 professional grant for 2014 for his project “The New Culture of Violence in Latin America.” The work — part of which was commissioned by TIME — sees Liste investigate crime and security in Latin America. Finalists in this grant category included Pau Coll Sánchez and Stephen Dupont.

The Real Winners of World Press Photo 2014: The Palestinians

Link: The Real Winners of World Press Photo 2014: The Palestinians — BagNews

It seems one thing the World Press panel, in its wisdom, appreciated this year is that news consumers have seen their share of dead Palestinian babies, Palestinian funerals and Muslim men clustered before cameras in a blind rage. I’m not saying, by the way, that such scenes aren’t occurring regularly or reflective of a people under siege. What I am saying (and is remarkably controverted by these choices this year) is how the depiction of the Palestinian tends to be so narrow, so one-dimensionally represented as victimized and militant in the Western press.