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Photo of Gay Hungarian Couple Wins World Press Photo Award

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"Couple targeted in anti-gay violence wait for medical help, Budapest, Hungary."

The 51st annual World Press Photo contest winners have been announced in several categories, from a total of 80,536 submissions from all over the world. The powerful photo above, by Zsolt Szigetváry of Hungary, took second place in the 'Contemporary Issues' category.

AFTER THE JUMP, the photo which won World Press Photo of the Year...

Hetherington

"American soldier resting at bunker, Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, 16 September" by Tim Hetherington, UK, Vanity Fair.

Check out the rest here.

(via jockohomo)

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  1. What important photos. The one of the gay-bashed couple is mesmerizing.

    Posted by: jeff | Feb 12, 2008 10:45:41 AM


  2. What important photos. The one of the gay-bashed couple is mesmerizing.

    Posted by: jeff | Feb 12, 2008 10:45:48 AM


  3. Excellent, thanks for the link love!

    Posted by: Jocko | Feb 12, 2008 11:01:01 AM


  4. That's a really compelling photo of the bashed couple. Thanks for posting it.

    Posted by: Bearotic.com | Feb 12, 2008 11:38:06 AM


  5. wow, amazing photo

    Posted by: gabriel | Feb 12, 2008 12:25:50 PM


  6. forgive my ignorance, but what makes the second image more compelling and 1st place worthy than the image above it?

    Posted by: Jesse | Feb 12, 2008 11:46:59 PM


  7. Both are stunning photographs. Though the first one draws me in more due to the injured man's eye contact with the camera.

    Posted by: Fat Queer | Feb 14, 2008 5:36:54 AM


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