Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza
World Press Photo
Each year, the World Press Photo presses itself into our consciousness, reminding us that for so many people around the world, day-to-day life is anything but ordinary.
Seeing the myriad images on display (in this case 143 as well as a new section of multimedia productions) at this travelling show of the best global photojournalism from the previous year is a heart-wrenching, raw and often overwhelming experience. There are no happy endings to be seen here; instead, the world is revealed in all its extremes, highlighting the cruelty we show each other and other creatures, the hardships many endure, real life that has nothing to do with the ridiculousness of celebrity and ‘reality’ tv. But despite this, despite the fact that seeing the exhibition (or even just part of it) can be an emotionally exhausting voyage, we still should make ourselves embark on it, because sometimes we need to be shown the lives of others in order to appreciate our own.
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