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    Magpie

    Why Magpie? Because I like observing these sleek birds with a tapering tail. And like Magpies, I live with the burden of being a 'chatter', even though I believe that I am rather shy, reserved and unobtrusive :).

    Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    Awards: Pictures of the Year (Magazines)

    POYi started as a photographic contest in 1944 in Columbia, Missouri and for over six decades has been a forum to recognize excellence in photojournalism by honoring the photographers, editors and their institutions of employment. It has preserved a visual archive of our shared history.
    In 1948, magazine photographers were invited to participate in the contest and since then the Winners gallery is divided into ‘Magazine Division’ and ‘Newspaper/General Division’.

    Here are some of the winners of the magazine photo awards:

    Magazine Spot News: Dar Yasin, The Associated Press
    Yasin is a freelance photographer based in Kashmir, India. He has been recoginsed for his picture depicting ‘Indian paramilitary soldiers carry the body of a police officer killed in a gunfight in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
    Yasin contributes regularly to Associated Press and Onasia. Yasin's work has been published in Time Magazine, Match du Monde, Der Spiegel, The Telegraph and many leading newspapers and news magazines.
    You can view more of his work here

    Magazine General News: Q. Sakamaki, Redux for NEWSWEEK
    For the series "SRI LANKAN CONFLICT" Funeral workers care for child victims of the Sri Lankan political violence, as the country is at the brink of all-out war.
    This series also gets the Magazine General News Reporting Picture Story

    Magazine Photographer of the Year: Christopher Anderson, Magnum for Newsweek
    For his picture series on Caracas, Beirut, Gaza and Singles










    Magazine Portrait: Farah Nosh, Getty Images/ TIME Magazine


    For the "AFGHAN STUDENT"















    Issue Reporting Story: Jose Cendon, Freelance

    For "FEAR IN THE GREAT LAKES"









    The judging for the contest is still on, you can view more of the award winning magazine photos as they appear at the poyi website

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