Founded and based in The Netherlands, World Press Photo is an independent and non-profit organization dedicated to the uncensored dissemination of high-quality photojournalistic work. Their website features winning entries to their annual contest ceebrating the best of last year’s news photos. The 2001 Photo of the year, for example, depicts the body of an infant Afghan refugee boy being prepared for burial by aged and wrinkled hands. The shots, in categories ranging from children to sports to portraits, are both striking in their content matter and stunning in their composition.
(To some extent, the same could be said for Here is New York, a collection of thousands of photos from one year ago).