War in the Caucasus. Hunger in Yemen. Locusts in Kenya. Fire in Brazil. Pestilence everywhere.
The World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition has returned to Canada, showing at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa after a one-year, pandemic-imposed hiatus.
And this year’s version, featuring 159 of the top entries from the world’s most prestigious photojournalism competition, has more than its usual share of misery, suffering and tumult, interpreted with exquisite impact by a select few shooters.
The pandemic is a complex story of health, science, economics and politics. But, at its core, it is most of all a human story.
Predictably, perhaps, COVID-19 stole the show: an image by Danish lensman Mads Nissen entitled The First Embrace earned Photo of the Year honours on top of the General News (S...