Winning Photos to Be Exhibited at United Nations Headquarters

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By: E&P Staff

The traveling exhibit of images selected at World Press Photo’s 2008 photojournalism contest in Amsterdam will be on public display from June 27 until July 17 at the United Nations in New York.

Getty Images is sponsoring the U.N. show.

Among the winning images in the exhibit is the World Press Photo of the Year 2007, which went to British photographer Tim Hetherington for a memorable picture of a U.S. soldier after a day of heavy fighting in Afghanistan. Hetherington was on assignment for Vanity Fair magazine.

Fifteen out of the 59 prize winners were American photographers whose work appeared in newspapers and other outlets. One of them was Getty Images photographer John Moore for his coverage of last December’s assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

This year’s competition attracted 5,019 photographers from 125 countries.

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