Many visual pundits have been writing about this year’s World Press Photo of the Year winner, a stunning image made by John Stanmeyer for National Geographic. The image is a beautiful and powerful statement on the relevance of communication and technology.

One of the best pieces of read so far on it comes from Fred Ritchin writing at Time’s Lightbox blog.

In the photograph’s depiction of the raising of four illuminated screens to the night sky one can sense not only the ascendance of the cellphone and all that it represents in society, but also the distress of the more traditional press unsure of its own future.

Read it and think on it.

Mark E. Johnson

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