Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering? – PhotoShelter Blog

Do Photojournalism Contests Glamorize Pain and Suffering? – PhotoShelter Blog

In a break from the past, World Press Photo (WPP) released the short list of finalists in advance of naming the winners to their annual contest – arguably the most prestigious in all of photojournalism. The photos are remarkable for their composition, exposure and intimacy. But judging by the subject matter one might surmise that we’re living in a hellish dystopia, or that the jury believes pain and suffering is the most valid form of photojournalism.