Reading the World Press Photo FInalists

Michael Shaw has an interesting take on the six World Press Photo finalists over at Reading the Pictures.

There is not one photo that begins a dialogue, that poses a question, that does anything other than hit us upside the head.

The question of what’s the purpose of an image is a long, deep one. Is it just to document?

My belief is that a great new photograph is designed to inform, to educate and to resonate.