Our Creative Director took us on a little outing today to check out the World Press Photo exhibition at Politiken Hus. It was less depressing than last year but still, it was quite disheartening to look at pictures of the Boston marathon bombings, the Syrian conflict, the public hangings in Iran, the devastation left behind by Haiyan… it’s just a bit overwhelming.
There was a picture of the costal city of Tacloban, in ruins after the typhoon, and you can’t help but wonder: how do these people go on with their lives? Just imagine standing there, what do you do next? How do you get the energy to get on your feet and continue? Where do you start? It must be a terrifying experience.
There were also more uplifting photographs, of course. I particularly liked some of the work Kunrong Chen, a self-taught photographer from China that has taken some great pictures with a drone. Fascinating use of technology. Very simple, I guess, but the images are beautiful.
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