Getty Photographer Wins 50th World Press Photo of the Year Award

American photographer Spencer Platt of Getty has won the 50th annual World Press Photo of the Year award for his remarkable photograph of affluent young Lebanese surveying the destruction of war from inside a red convertible.

From Editor & Publisher:

“It’s a picture you can keep looking at,” said World Press Photo jury chair Michele McNally, assistant managing editor for photography at The New York Times. “It has the complexity and contradiction of real life, amidst chaos.”

Platt’s picture was selected from more than 78,000 entries.

[tags]Spencer Platt, Getty Images, Black Star, Scott Baradell[/tags]

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