World Press Photo of the Year 1955-2008

The full collection of the winners from 1955 here.

Iconic (you’ve probably seen these somewhere else): 1963, 1968, 1972, 1989.

Nightmare stuff: 1984, 1985.

WTF?: 1960. Read more about it here.

Standing up to The Man (with varying levels of success): 1957, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1989, 1993.

Food, please: 1974, 1979, 1980, 1992, 2005.

Don’t f**k with Mother Nature: 1983, 1988, 2002, 2004.

Somewhat happy: 1956, 1958(?), 1975.

Sad: everything else.

CONCLUSION: WORLD = F-UP PLACE.

(You can also see the 2009 winners from all categories here.)

One Response to World Press Photo of the Year 1955-2008

  1. Chang Yang says:

    Thanks for sharing, some shocking imagery indeed! I wonder why most winning pictures are those that depict war and atrocity..

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