Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Goes to Brent Stirton for Rhino Poaching Photo | PDNPulse

Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros was selected from nearly 50,000 images from photographers in 92 countries.

South African photojournalist Brent Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, won him Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors in the annual competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London. Stirton was honored Wednesday evening in a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. His image was chosen from among nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

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For a project called First Sight, the photographer Brent Stirton followed Anita and Sonia from their small village to the operating table and back

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Brent Stirton has won the Visa d’Or Feature Award for his work on the slaughter of gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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State of the Art: Perpignan Update: Tuesday at the Festival

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Jean-Jacques and I were also fascinated by two projects on the Congo: Vu photographer Cedric Gerbehaye’s Congo In Limbo and Getty photographer Brent Stirton’s images for Newsweek and National Geographic about Congo’s Virunga National Park.

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Heroes of Photography


(Thanks to A Photo A Day for pointing this out to me.)
From American Photo, “a tribute to ten photographers who inspire us”:

Not one of the photographers featured on the following pages wanted to be called a hero. We sympathize: The word is immodest and certainly overused these days. Nonetheless, we can’t help but consider them heroic, and when you read their stories, we think you’ll understand why.

The photographers are:
Phil Borges, John Dugdale, Timothy Fadek, Stanley Greene, Chris Hondros, Yunghi Kim, Joseph Rodriguez, Fazal Sheikh, Brent Stirton, Hazel Thomspon

The photo above is from Stanley Greene. His book on Chechnya, Open Wound, sits on my bookshelf. It’s too powerful to go through in one sitting.

Links:
American Photo’s Heroes of Photography
A Photo A Day