Our World, Three Times Distilled

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Of all the photographs snapped in the last few years, it comes down to these two for me. Humanity, ugly and whatever else, and what it means to live on this planet.


It took me a few seconds until I realized just how asymmetrical a skull could become. (“War Is Personal“)

© Walter Astrada courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010 / AFP (Agence France Presse / Reportage by Getty Images)

Of all the photographs snapped in the last few years, it comes down to these two for me. Humanity, ugly and whatever else, and what it means to live on this planet.


It took me a few seconds until I realized just how asymmetrical a skull could become. (“War Is Personal“)

© Walter Astrada courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards 2010 / AFP (Agence France Presse / Reportage by Getty Images)

Two supporters of Antananarivo Mayor Andry Rajoelina take refuge behind a container as the police fire tear gas after a rally in the main avenue of the Madagascan capital Antananarivo on February 16, 2009.

LF: I admire the pluck these two have just to take a break in the middle of this storm going on around them.

Source: “The World’s Most Arresting Images

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