Wednesday, 9 January 2008

65th POYi

Image Copyright © Muhammed Muheisen/AP -All Rights Reserved

The 65th Pictures of the Year International competition is open, and invites entries to the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious photojournalism contest. The deadline for the entries is Friday, January 18.

I found the above photograph by Muhammed Muheisen (The Associated Press) of Muslim pilgrims praying at Jabal Al Rahma ("the mountain of forgiveness") holy mountain, outside Mecca, to be one of the most powerful in the 64th POYi. It was awarded Third Place in the Feature category, and it's proof that non-Western photographers are rapidly and deservedly making their mark in the photojournalism world.

65th POYi