Picture of the year

I’m prohibited by copyright law from showing you the winner of the contest for the best news photograph of the year as chosen by the World Press Photo. Lots of online sites appear to be ripping the photographer off, but I’m not going to be one of them. You’ll have to look for yourself here.

It is a chilling image of a Cleveland police officer, gun drawn, making sure the people who lived in a foreclosed-upon home are out of it.

It’s a sign of the times in the journalism industry, too, that the world’s best news photo ran only online, and that the photographer who took it is having trouble finding work.

Another online site — The Raw File — won first place in the “stories” category for its photographs accompanying a profile of Troy, New York.

I couldn’t find the photographs on the Web site, but did find this photographic story about Troy which further documents the declining economy.

Upstate Girls – What Became of Collar City from The Raw File on Vimeo.

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