|What is home? A refugee girl recovering from the ravages of World War II was asked to draw her response to that question. David Seymour’s photograph of her, before her chalky swirls on a blackboard, became famous. But until recently, writes the Washington Post‘s Sebastian Smee, we knew little about the subject of the photograph.
Photobook of the Year: Sohrab Sura’s The Coast took the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation award, with judges citing its dark, vibrant look at the undercurrent of violence along the Indian coastline. “Almost like a novel or a thriller in its format, cover, and design, it’s a photobook that works on the same level as a challenging work of fiction,” said publisher and juror Nina Strand.
London Calling. Pennie Smith captured the anger of The Clash in her images of the English punk legends. Her black-and-white, guitar-smashing photo was chosen as the cover of the group’s classic “London Calling” album. Now Smith’s work with The Clash is a centerpiece of an exhibit opening today at the Museum of London, The Guardian reports.
World’s best: They were chosen from 78,801 photographs submitted from 129 countries. And now the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 is on tour in the United States, through December 8 in Washington, D.C., and then in Phoenix. Here are the winning images.