Thursday, October 01, 2009


The World Press Photo Organization in collaboration with The Mondriaan Foundation and the VSB Foundation is launching their new online archive. Going all the way back to 1955, it includes every year's prize-winners in chronological order. Covering over 50 years of award-winning images, the archive features around 10,000 photographs, each of which has been carefully scanned and labeled. It’s a monumental project , I can’t even begin to imagine what it represent in terms of technicalities. Probably more photos than you’ll ever need but unquestionably a truly unbelievable reference for documentary photography. Photo by Malcom W. Browne, 1963.