But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
About a bazillion photos get taken every day but you’re looking at (above) what the World Press Photo Academy is calling the greatest picture taken all YEAR!
Wow! That’s saying something!
The shot was snapped by American photographer John Stanmeyer along the shore of Djibouti. It shows eight Africans holding their phones to the sky while attempting to capture a cell signal from Somalia.
K, that’s pretty friggin’ cool!
"What we’re looking for in the winning image is the same quality you would look for in a great film or in literature—the impression that it exists on more than one level, that it makes you think about things you haven’t thought about.”
[Image via John Stanmeyer.]