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Topic # 89453 2-Sep-2011 14:42
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Left this a bit late because it closes on Tuesday, but I've just been to the World Press Photo Exhibition in Wellington.  I'm suitably impressed, well worth a look if you get the chance.




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  Reply # 517008 5-Sep-2011 17:28
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I saw this a few weeks back and was disappointed with it compared with the previous years.

It seems that more and more the content shown is the controversial type and less about the skill of the photograph. That being said my favorite image was one of a woman practicing her cello (perhaps?) whilst a group of people are preparing to riot in over the fence. THAT is what I call a great image.



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  Reply # 517391 6-Sep-2011 11:17
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Disrespective: I saw this a few weeks back and was disappointed with it compared with the previous years.

It seems that more and more the content shown is the controversial type and less about the skill of the photograph. That being said my favorite image was one of a woman practicing her cello (perhaps?) whilst a group of people are preparing to riot in over the fence. THAT is what I call a great image.


Your reply made me think and I'm inclined to agree, in hindsight it's more the shock factor than the photography that stirred my emotions.  I have missed the exhibition in the last few years but my wife made the same comment as yourself, it wasn't as good as the last few times.
Still enjoyed it though, and certainly worth $5.  I particularly liked the bullfighter shot, but again more a case of right place, right time rather than skill or artistic talentI guess.




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  Reply # 517997 7-Sep-2011 10:43
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I work almost right across the road, and completely forgot about it, typical that I'd read this the day _after_ it finished, bleh.






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  Reply # 518090 7-Sep-2011 13:03
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floydbloke:  I particularly liked the bullfighter shot, but again more a case of right place, right time rather than skill or artistic talentI guess.


Here's a link to the phot I', talking about:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreatoffanin/5785835892/

(not sure if the owner of the Flickr account has the rights to 'host' this image so it may not last)




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  Reply # 518099 7-Sep-2011 13:41
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There were just too many people to make it totally worthwhile for me, but its great to see so many people of all ages queuing up to see an exhibition of photo-journalism. Unfortunately my time was limited so had to go on Sunday afternoon, or not at all. 
I agree with the OP about the content though. but I particularly liked the Arab family watching TV in the desert, along with the cello player, also the slingshot rioters in Bangkok.


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  Reply # 518103 7-Sep-2011 14:01

Disrespective: I saw this a few weeks back and was disappointed with it compared with the previous years.

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