world press photo of the year

Via PhotographyBlog, World Press International has announced its photograph of the year for the year 2007, Tim Hetherington, UK, for Vanity Fair, of an American soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September. Jury chairman Gary Knight says that "This image represents the exhaustion of a man – and the exhaustion of a nation. We’re all connected to this. It’s a picture of a man at the end of a line."

photograph by Tim Hetherington of an American soldier, hand to his face, exhausted, in a bunker in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan

See World Press International for their official announcement and a complete list and gallery of winners. Some specular and gorgeous and horrifying images in the gallery—a gallery which is going to come in handy this week in my Writing, Research, and Technology course as we consider the stark, engrossing, and oddly beautiful photographs in Luc Sante’s Evidence: NYPD Crime Scene Photographs: 1914 – 1918.

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