World Press Photo 2021: Outstanding Images Nominees For Photo Of The Year

As 2020 joined the pantheon of years pivotal in history, the nominees for the 64th annual World Press Photo Contest are a reflection of those remarkably difficult 12 months.

In rewarding professional photo journalists for the best images of visual journalism, whether entered as singles or stories, judges asses their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

“In an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe, the nominees share a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to these and other urgent issues such as the climate crisis, transgender people’s rights, and territorial conflicts,” explained the organization.


California Sea Lion Plays with Mask, Environment Nominee: A curious California sea lion swims towards a face mask at the Breakwater dive site in Monterey, California, on November 19. PHOTO: RALPH PACE, UNITED STATES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO

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Lincoln Emancipation Memorial Debate, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: Anais (26) argues for the removal of the Emancipation Memorial with a man who wishes to keep it in Lincoln Park, Washington, DC, on 25 June. PHOTO: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN, UNITED STATES- WORLD PRESS PHOTO


The First Embrace, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: Rosa Luzia Lunardi (85) is embraced by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza at Viva Bem care home, São Paulo, Brazil, on 5 August. PHOTO: MADS NISSEN, DENMARK, POLITIKEN/PANOS PICTURES – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


The Transition, Photo of the Year Nominee: Ignat, a transgender man, sits with his girlfriend Maria in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on April 23, 2020. PHOTO: OLEG PONOMAREV, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Fighting Locust Invasion in East Africa, Photo of the Year Nominee: a massive swarm of locusts in Kenya on April 24 ravaged large areas just as the coronavirus outbreak had begun to disrupt livelihoods. PHOTO:LUIS TATO, SPAIN, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Injured Man After Port Explosion in Beirut, World Press Photo of the Year Nominee: An injured man stands near the site of a massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, while firefighters work to put out the fires on August 4. PHOTO: LORENZO TUGNOLI, ITALY, FOR THE WASHINGTON POST – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Those Who Stay Will Be Champions, Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Flint Jaguars team star Taevion Rushing jumps from one locker to another before the last regular season game of his high school basketball career, on February 24, 2020. PHOTO: CHRIS DONOVAN, CANADA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Habibi World Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Amma Elian, whose husband has been serving a life sentence since 2003, sits with twins born following IVF, in Tulkarm, Palestine. PHOTO: ANTONIO FACCILONGO, ITALY, GETTY REPORTAGE – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Paradise Lost, Press Photo Story of the Year Nominee: Abovyan Hasmik (69) cries at the door of her home in the village of Nerkin Sus, Nagorno-Karabakh, on November 30. PHOTO: VALERY MELNIKOV, RUSSIA, SPUTNIK – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Doctor Peyo and Mister Hassen, Contemporary issues nominee: Manon (24), who has metastatic cancer, embraces her son Ethan (7) in the presence of Peyo, a horse used in animal-assisted therapy, at the Centre Hospitalier de Calais, France, on November 30. PHOTO: JÉRÉMY LEMPIN, FRANCE – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Sakhawood © Alexey Vasilyev, Russia, Contemporary Issues Nominee: Movie extras in Sakha, a remote republic in the far northeast of the Russian Federation, with extreme weather conditions and flourishing cinema production since the 1990s. PHOTO: ALEXEY VASILYEV, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Temple and Half-Mountain, Environment Nominee: Buddhist temple occupies one half of a mountain, while the other has been carved away by heavy machinery mining for jade, in Hpakant, Kachin State, Myanmar, on 15 July. PHOTO: HKUN LAT, MYANMAR – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Pantanal Ablaze, Environment Stories nominee: a third of Brazil’s Pantanal region—the world’s largest tropical wetland and flooded grasslands, sprawling across some 140,000 to 160,000 square kilometers—was consumed by fires over the course of 2020. PHOTO: LALO DE ALMEIDA, BRAZIL, FOR FOLHA DE SÃO PAULO – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


One Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Your Own Glaciers, Environment Stories Nominee: Communities in the Ladakh region of northern India are building huge ice cones in the desert that provide water into summer. PHOTO: CIRIL JAZBEC, SLOVENIA, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Desert glaciers PHOTO: CIRIL JAZBEC, SLOVENIA, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Reborn, Long Term Projects nominee: Hyper-realistic, unique and carefully crafted dolls made by artists known as ‘reborners’.‘ PHOTO: KAROLINA JONDERKO, POLAND – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


New Life, Nature category nominee: The eggs of a Wiley’s glass frog, Nymphargus wileyi, hang on the tip of a leaf in Tropical Andean cloud forest, near the Yanayacu Biological Station, Napo, Ecuador, on July 25, 2020. PHOTO: JAIME CULEBRAS, SPAIN – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Rescue of Giraffes from Flooding Island, Nature category nominee: A Rothschild’s giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) is transported to safety in a custom-built barge from a flooded Longicharo Island, Lake Baringo, in western Kenya, on December 3. PHOTO: AMI VITALE, UNITED STATES, FOR CNN – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Pandemic Pigeons – A Love Story, Nature Stories nominee: A pair of feral pigeons befriended the photographer’s family, who were isolated in their apartment in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands, during the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO: JASPER DOEST, THE NETHERLANDS – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Nowhere Near, Portrait Stories nominee: More than one million immigrants from Africa officially reside in Italy, as well as an unknown number of undocumented migrants, many of whom have made a perilous and often life-threatening journey to get there. PHOTO: ALISA MARTYNOVA, RUSSIA – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Tour of Poland Cycling Crash, Sports category Nominee: Dutch cyclist, Dylan Groenewegen (left), crashes meters before the finish line after colliding with fellow team member Fabio Jakobsen during the first stage of the Tour of Poland, in Katowice, Poland, on August 5. PHOTO: TOMASZ MARKOWSKI, POLAND – WORLD PRESS PHOTO


Log Pile Bouldering © Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images Sports category nominee: Georg climbs a log pile while training for bouldering, in Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany, on September 15. JASPER DOEST


Minneapolis Unrest: The George Floyd Aftermath, Spot News Story nominee: Protests in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement spread to more than 2,000 cities in some 60 countries worldwide. PHOTO: JOHN MINCHILLO, UNITED STATES, ASSOCIATED PRESS – WORLD PRESS PHOTO

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/world-press-photo-2021-outstanding-images-nominees-for-photo-of-the-year/

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ちょうどいいタイミング!思い出に残る動物たちの決定的瞬間をとらえた12の写真

ベストタイミング写真

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 それはいつ何時やってくるかわからない。だが図らずも、思い出に残るであろういい感じの瞬間が撮影できると、うれしくてみんなに共有したくなる。

 これらの写真は海外掲示板でシェアされた「お気に入りフォルダ」に入れてある素敵で意外で楽しい一コマである。 続きを読む

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ゴージャスな巣作りの為、うたた寝中のキツネの目を盗み、毛を引っこ抜くシジュウカラ

うたた寝中のキツネから毛を引っこ抜くシジュウカラ
 キツネの毛皮はふわふわ、モフモフの上質素材なので、人間世界でもコートやマフラーに使用されることがあるが、その毛を欲しがるのは人間だけではなかったようだ。

 巣穴から出て日向ぼっこをしながらうたた寝をしているキツネに近づいてきたのは1羽のシジュウカラ。狙いはこの毛皮にあったようだ。

 キツネが寝ているのをいいことに、くちばしでその毛を引っこ抜いていく。途中キツネが目を覚ますと、さっと逃げるも、すぐにまた戻り、既定の量を集めるまでは何度も何度でも抜きに来る。
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ロボットにボディータッチされると、ポジティブな感情が芽生えるという研究結果

人は、ロボットにやさしく触られるとポジティブな感情が芽生えるという研究

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 人と人が触れ合うスキンシップは、基本的に相手に対し好意を示す行為であり、海外では挨拶代わりにも使用されている。触れることでシンパシーを感じるというのは人間が持って生まれた特性のようなものだ。

 そしてその相手は人間に限ってのことではないようだ。例えそれがロボットであっても、優しく触れられれば、心が癒される思いがするという。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301914.html

ドアの隙間から忍び寄る小さな肉球の数々。ドアを開けた瞬間、湧き出る子猫爆弾

ドアに忍び寄る小さな肉球、その正体は子猫の大群!


 その小さな肉球は開けてほしそうにドアの隙間からガサゴソを繰り返している。それだけでお茶椀1杯分くらいのブロッコリー飯が食べられそうだ。

 だがクライマックスはその後だ。猫がでてくることは予想できていたが、その数にうれしいびっくり!飼い主に甘えるその仕草にうらやまびっくりなのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301778.html

“Client Error”: The Superb Digital Artworks of RETOKA

“We are Retoka, Toni López and Zara Castellanos, designers and digital artists from Barcelona. We love to experiment with colors, light effects, shapes and movement. We try to create a visual language that gives meaning and personality to our work.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/client-error-the-superb-digital-artworks-of-retoka/

Beautiful ’60s Fashion Photography by Henry Clarke

Model in pink dress, 1960

Born in Los Angeles in 1918, Henry Clarke, a renowned fashion photographer, discovered his calling in 1945 whilst working as an accessorist at Condé Nast in New York. During an encounter with the Cecil Beaton during a photography session at Vogue’s studio, Clarke was entranced by the photographic image. He promptly abandoned his fashion job, borrowed a Rolleiflex camera and began taking pictures.

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Tamara Nyman, 1962

Deciding to try his luck abroad, Clarke moved to Paris in 1949. There his friend, Robert Randall, reintroduced him to the fashion world. He quickly found work at Fémina, L’Album de Figaro and Harper’s Bazaar.

Vogue, October 1962

The next year, Clarke began a collaboration with the French, English and American editions of Vogue that would last more than a quarter-century. With the help of women like Suzy Parker, Ann Sainte Marie and Bettina who were the most glamorous models of the day, he captured the elegance of the modern woman: young, lively, carefree and seductive.

Veruschka, 1964

In the 1960s, Diana Vreeland, the formidable editor of Vogue, sent him to such exotic locations as Syria, Iran, India and Mexico to create exciting fashion layouts.

Wilhelmina wearing a crêpe evening dress by Gustave Tassell, 1964

Upon his death in 1996, it was revealed that Henry Clarke had named the Institut Pasteur as universal legatee of his estate. He bequeathed his historical collection of photographs to the Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.

These stunning photos are part of his work that Henry Clarke took portraits of classic beauties in the 1960s.

Verushka wearing an Emilio Pucci bikini top with a long wrapped skirt, the print is Egyptian inspired in purples, greens, yellows and white, Brazil, 1965

Editha Dussler wearing a brown and white Persian print jibba by Chombert, Valley Göreme, Turkey 1966

Editha Dussler wearing a dress by B.H. Wragge, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing a full skirted striped silk evening dress by Tiziani, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Anne Fogarty, Valley Göreme, Turkey, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Ellen Brooke, 1966

Editha Dussler wearing Hannah Troy, 1966

Editha Dussler, 1966

Model wearing a gown of sky-blue chiffon and a crystal beaded top by Pat Sandler, 1966

Model wearing a short silver sequined dress by Joan Arkin in the Valley Göreme, Turkey, Vogue, December 1, 1966

Model wearing orange Christian Dior dress, Istanbul, Turkey, Vogue, December 1966

Model wearing pants and top by Bill Blass, Turkey, 1966

Susan Murray wearing a slit print skirt and thin-strapped top by Emilio Pucci, 1966

Vogue, December 1966

Benedetta Barzini at Santa Maria di Gesu in Sicily, wearing a turquoise dress with a matching drawstring shaping a high waist by Leslie Fay and a wide brimmed turquoise hat by Till, 1967

Benedetta Barzini, 1967

Marisa Berenson, 1967

Model is standing between statues at the Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily, 1967

Samantha Jones in a caftan-inspired dress in colorful hand printed zigzag by Livio de Simone, rings and bracelets by Tiziani, India, Vogue, 1967

Samantha Jones, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt in Emilio Pucci, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt in Tiffeau, 1967

Simone D’Aillencourt, 1967

Sue Murray, Vogue summer look, Palermo, Italy, 1967

Maria Schiano in Revillion, 1968

Marina Schiano wearing a transparent evening chiffon pullover and pants in fuchsia by Adolfo, at Chichén Itzá, Mexico, outside the Temple of Warriors, 1968

Model wearing a blue coat with a circular pattern and a matching hat by Mila Schoen, 1968

Françoise Leroy, 1969

Marina Schiano, 1969

Marisa Berenson in Halston, 1969

Mary Ann Restivo, 1969

Model in a Bill Blass silk organza dress, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

Moyra Swan, 1969

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/beautiful-60s-fashion-photography-by-henry-clarke/

“Self-Portraits 2050”: Stunning 3D Series by Omar Aqil

Omar Aqil is an illustrator & art director based in Lahore, Pakistan. With this new series titled: ‘Self-Portraits 2050’, we follow Omar through this experimental journey and I totally dig them. It’s playful, filled with details and easter eggs of some sort. Overall it’s just an ‘assemble’ of beautiful and stunning pieces.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/self-portraits-2050-stunning-3d-series-by-omar-aqil/

ある意味最強の生物兵器。犯罪組織が台湾の飲食店内に千匹以上のゴキブリを放つ(※ゴキブリ出演中)

台湾の飲食店に暴力組織が千匹以上のゴキブリを放つ


 ゴキブリだけは絶対に嫌!という人は多いだろう。飲食店にとって店内にゴキブリがいるとしたら、それは店の存続の危機に関わるほど重大な事態だ。使い方によってテロを起こすほどができるほど、ゴキブリはある種の生物兵器となりうるのである。

 で、実際にゴキブリを使用した恐ろしいテロが行われていたようだ。

 台湾の飲食店に、千匹以上のゴキブリが犯罪組織によってばらまかれたという。その背景には、金銭トラブルがあったようだ。「Focus Taiwan」などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301840.html

【音量注意】猫たちにとある音声を聞かせてみた。猫まっしぐらに飛んでくるらしい?

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 TikTokでトレンドになっていたらしいのが、この音声を猫たちに聞かせてみたら、みんな猫まっしぐらに飛んできた!っていうシリーズだ。

 それをまとめた映像を紹介するので、良かったら一度見てみてね。なお、結構ボリュームが大きいので、音量注意でお願いするよ! 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301909.html

世界滅亡後、人類が存続するのに必要な最低人数はどのくらいか?

もしも世界が滅亡した後、人類が存続するのに必要な人数は?
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 核戦争から小惑星の衝突まで、人類の文明が突然終わりを迎える場面を想像するのはそう難しいことではない。だが、どんなに過酷な状況であっても、おそらくは災厄を生き延びる人たちがいく人かはいるだろう。

 人類という種を存続させるには、そうした最後の生き残りが何人いればいいのだろうか?

 その答えは世界終焉後の地球の状況によって違ってくるだろう。例えば核戦争によって幕が降りたのなら、生き残った人々は放射線だけでなく、核の冬がもたらす寒さと飢饉に耐えねばならない。

 だが、そうした諸々の条件はひとまず置いておくとして、必要な人数についてだけ考えてみるとしよう。人類学者の出した回答はこうだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52301822.html