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Justin Sullivan Photography

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Mon January 28, 2019 in Photo Exhibitions.

Being shot with rubber bullets during a protest. Sleeping high up in the mountain to photograph fires. These are some of the experiences that helped Cape Town-based photographer Justin Sullivan, 27, to win two awards in the prestigious 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest.

Altogether 67 images of the competition's 22 award-winners are on the Stenin Press Photo Exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery Museum at the Waterfront until February. They were chosen from 6 000 entrants.

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Ajay Kumar

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Sun January 13, 2019 in Photo Exhibitions.

TITLE: I could hear leopard crying in pain after it was shot
CATEGORY: Stenin Press Photo Contest: TOP NEWS 3rd Place

PHOTOJOURNALIST Ajay Kumar received an early morning call to say a wild leopard had been spotted near houses in Lucknow, India. When he arrived at the scene, he followed a crowd of people, including police officers, who chased the animal until it was cornered in a house. When a police officer fired at the leopard, Kumar captured the moment, which won him the third prize in the hard news category of the prestigious Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest. This remarkable image is one of 67 of the contest's award-winning pictures on exhibition at the Chavonnes Battery Museum in the Waterfront until February.

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Arizona / Mexico Border by Simon Norfolk

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Wed January 18, 2017 in Photo Exhibitions.

A photo by Simon Norfolk depicts a gate at the U.S.-Mexican border. In this night-time image, Norfolk captured the flight of moths in neon light, their trajectory resembling twisted strands of wire. “And what is the light?” Little wonders. “Is it what we think it is? I don’t think the light is even what Americans think it is, not to mention people from impoverished regions in Central America. I think we’re all trying to fly to that light too.” [Myles Little]

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The High Line by Jesse Chehak

Posted on Sat December 10, 2016.

I would say that Jesse Chehak’s image of the High Line park under construction in New York City is the most optimistic. The High Line is a wonderful new part of the city that was partly funded by major donations from wealthy patrons. There are of course many examples of amazing philanthropy going on right now, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Leonard Lauder. These kinds of “philanthro-capitalists” are a major, and welcome, feature of the new wealthy. [Jon Feinstein]

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