The New York City skyline at 1902 (Irving Underhill, The Library of Congress/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
The New York City skyline at 1999 (Richard Berenholtz/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
The New York City skyline at 1876 (New York Public Library/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
View of midtown Manhattan in 1975, after modernist curtainwall skyscrapers took over the city (Thomas O’Halloran/Courtesy The Skyscraper Museum)
A new exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum in New York City traces the evolution of the city’s skyline from the 19th century to the present day and into plans for the future. With a mix of archival photography, interactive graphics, models, and drawings, the exhibit breaks down the skyline’s history into distinct eras
From photographs of humans at their best and worst, to those of endangered animals and environmental destruction, this is a fascinating – and at times disturbing and depressing – commentary on our world and its inhabitants.
3rd prize, Spot News single image: Mideast Crisis Iraq Mosul, by Goran Tomasevic, Reuters. March 3, 2017 An Iraqi Special Forces soldier some moments after shooting dead a suspected suicide bomber, during the offensive to retake Mosul.
2nd prize, Spot News single image: Car Attack, by Ryan M. Kelly, The Daily Progress. August 12, 2017: People are thrown into the air as a car plows into a group of protesters demonstrating against a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in Virginia, USA.
A striking image of a Venezuelan protester engulfed by flames has won the 2018 World Press Photo of the Year Contest. The annual award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year.
3rd prize, Environment single image: March 11, 2017: A historic photograph of an African penguin colony, taken in the late 1890s, is a stark contrast to the declining numbers seen in 2017 in the same location, on Halifax Island, Namibia. The colony once numbered more than 100,000 penguins.
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Russian fine art photographer Platon Yurich creates dreamlike images by merging surrealism with digital art. A talented photo manipulator, filmmaker, and creative director, Yurich’s growing portfolio of conceptual photography evokes mystery and wonder, and encourages the viewer to explore their imagination.