Maureen Adamo


Babies and barbed wire

image by Warren Richardson, via

image by Warren Richardson, via

Living and working in a developed country in the Northern hemisphere, when I see a photo like this from the 2016 World Press Photo Contest, I become shamefully aware how often I neglect that a world like this one, where an infant is passed under a wire fence with all the hope and terror of survival, is real for many people. What power a photograph can hold -- telling whole lifetimes in a moment, introducing us to people we'll likely never know.

There are happier winners in the contest, too, and the entire collection is kind of amazing.

This Is Colossal: 2016 World Press Photo Content Winners

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