Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Palestinian Woman Pleads with Soldier (Lebanon)

World Press Photo of the Year: 1976

Françoise Demulder took this photograph of Palestinian refugees in the Beirut district of La Quarantaine, Lebanon in January 1976.
She was the first woman to win the World Press Photo, and did so on the 20th anniversary of the award. Demulder stated at the time that she hated war, but felt compelled to document how it’s always the innocent who suffer, while the powerful get richer and richer.

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