World Press Photo Award
US photojournalist John Stanmeyer has won first prize in the 2014 World Press Photo awards for a moonlit image of African migrants in Djibouti trying to capture a faint signal that provides a fragile link to relatives in Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
"It’s just people trying to call loved ones. It could be you, it could be me, it could be any one of us," said Mr Stanmeyer.
Refraining from the usual themes of war, poverty or violence, the image touches on universal themes of migration, technology and globalization, Stanmeyer explained.
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I just really like this photo, because in the end, arent we all just an extra terrestrial trying to phone home?
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The disks rotate at different speeds so that each sphere makes one revolution around the dial in the time it takes the actual planet it represents – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn – to orbit the sun. Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It’s a very complex watch and a true display of supreme watchmaking. Time is indicated by a shooting-star symbol rotating around the dial’s circumference. Leveraging the brand’s specialty in jewelry, each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. An even more extravagant edition is available with baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel.
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If I was ridiculously rich I’d buy this watch first
I really do hope both my parents follow through with their plan to go to West Virginia to pick up my sister
Oh hey I have off from work, this is the first time in forever