Images of violence can desensitize us, but they can also remind us of our common bond.
A photograph of a group of suffering people: We look at them, and from the sadness of their expressions and gestures, we know something awful has happened. But finding out exact details, through the photograph alone, is more difficult. Who these sufferers are, why they suffer, who or what caused the suffering and what ought to be done about it: These are entirely more complex questions, questions hard to answer only by looking at the photograph.
On the second full day of judging at NPPA’s Best Of Photojournalism competition at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, judges picked winners in the categories Sports Photojournalist of the Year, Non-Traditional Journalism Publishing, Sports Picture Story, Sports Portfolio, Celebrity Picture Story, Natural Habitat, Domestic News, Serial Portrait, Local Portrait & Personality, and The Road To Office.