"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment." - Ansel Adams
Out of all the inventions in this world, the camera remains on top of the charts. At least for me. Capturing the world, our special moments, outings, in a photograph is something that I have always loved. It becomes even more nostalgic when you re-open your album after 5-10 years and feel privileged enough to re-live those moments again.
In the same way, journalists around the world travel to different places in search of that one photograph which has a story to tell. In search of that one picture, many photographers have spent all their life, and when it finally comes, it's always a masterpiece to see. Photographers around the world take pictures that cross every border that we humans have created and talks in a narrative to which humanity relates.
Let's have a look at some of the most amazing pictures which have won this competition over the last decade.
Lara Jo Regan captured this picture. The topic was the immigration to the US, and in this picture, as you can see, a Mexican immigrant struggle to feed her children.
Erik Refner captured this picture, and the subject of this year's competition was refugee disaster in Afghanistan. In this picture you see, the Jalozai refugee camp, the body of an Afghan boy is prepared for burial.
Jean-Marc Bouju captured this picture. The topic given to photographers in this year's contest was Iraq war. In this photograph you see, an Iraqi hostage of war with a shade over his head supports his son at a holding center.
In this picture, two days after the tsunami, a dire Indian woman cries for a sibling killed in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
Pietro Masturzo captured this picture. Subject for this year's contest was Iranian presidential election, 2009. In this photo, an Iranian woman screaming from a rooftop in Tehran in objection against the decision of Iranian presidential elections held in 2009.
As you can see in this portrait, Bibi Aisha, 18, was mutilated as punishment for escaping her husband's home in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan. At the age of 12, Aisha and her younger sister had been sold to the family of a Taliban combatant under a Pashtun standard rule for settling disputes.
In this picture, a woman holds an injured sibling in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field clinic by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, while clashes in Sanaa, Yemen.
Paul Hansen captured this heart-wrenching photograph on the grounds of Victims of Operation Pillar of Defense.
In this picture you see, grieving men carry to their burials two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad, shot by an Israeli missile blow in Gaza City that hit their father, Fouad, and critically wounded their mother.
John Stanmeyer captured this photograph on the subject of African migrants. In this picture, Migrants on the shore of Djibouti city raise their cell radiophones to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.
This picture is captured by Mads Nissen on the subject LGBT in Russia.
This photo shows a gay couple during an intimate moment, reminding the beholder that life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly severe in Russia.
Warren Richardson captured this picture on the subject European migrant crisis. In this image, A nocturnal image point a man passing a baby through a spiked wire fence on the Serbia-Hungary border, namely between Horgoš (Serbia) and Röszke (Hungary).
It has been captured by Burhan Ozbilici (59) who was born in Erzurum in eastern, Turkey. The subject of the contest for this year was the assassination of Andrei Karlov.
In this picture, The photo shows police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş standing next to Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, minute after he shot him in the spine. Altıntaş shot Karlov to oppose Russia's engagement in the Syrian Civil War.
Isn't it amazing? All these beautiful pictures are taking us back in time. That's the best part about photographs; they never get old.
That's all, folks!
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