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Foto Terbaik Tahun 2011 Dari National Geographic

World Photography Awards picture: arts-and-cultures winner, professional category -- a man in a movie audience in India

Best Pro "Arts and Cultures" Picture

Photograph courtesy Amit Madheshiya, Sony World Photography Awards
An open-air movie enthralls remote villagers in India's Maharashtra state in this year's winning picture from the "Arts and Culture" category of the World Photography Awards Professional Competition, which were announced in London late last month.
According to Indian photographer Amit Madheshiya, travelling cinemas visit villages far from movie theaters once a year, screening an eclectic mix of films for the equivalent of about 40 U.S. cents a ticket.
Administered by the World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony, the awards are chosen by a panel of 12 judges, which this year was led by British photography critic Francis Hodges and included National Geographic magazine senior photography editor Kathy Moran. (The National Geographic Society owns both the magazine and National Geographic News.)
The 2011 winners—including the selected pictures shown here—were chosen from more than 51,000 submissions from 148 countries. Photographers competed in multiple categories in either the Professional Competition or the Open Competition, for amateur photographers.
—Korena Di Roma
Floating-lanterns picture: World Photography Awards picture -- After Dark winner, open category

Best Amateur "After Dark" Picture

Photograph courtesy Chumlong Nilkon, Sony World Photography Awards
Hundreds of floating lanterns ascend in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the winning "After Dark" picture in the World Photography Awards' 2011 Open Competition.
"We believe that it's a symbol of problems and worries floating away," photographer Chumlong Nilkon said of the lanterns in a statement.

Refugee child picture: World Photography Awards -- Current Affairs category, Professional Competition

Best Pro "Current Affairs" Picture

Photograph courtesy Javier Arcenillas, Sony World Photography Awards
A young Rohingya refugee in southern Bangladesh stares out from the winning picture in the professional "Current Affairs" category of the World Photography Awards.
Repressed and persecuted in Myanmar (Burma), the Rohingya, a Muslim minority, have sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Bangladesh for more than 50 years, according to Spanish photographer Javier Arcenillas. Once across the border, many Rohingya survive in makeshift camps with little or no basic amenities, including food and water.
Insect camouflage picture (leaf insects): World Photography Awards 2011 -- "Still Life" winner

Best Pro "Still Life" Series

Photograph courtesy Renhui Zhao, Sony World Photography Awards
Remarkably camouflaged leaf insects perch on a plant in a picture from the photo series that won the professional "Still Life" category of the World Photography Awards. The pictures, by photographer Renhui Zhao of Singapore, were taken during a leaf insect competition in Tokyo, during which collectors display prize specimens.

World Photography Awards picture: ''people'' winner, professional category -- a hunter in Argentina

Best Pro "People" Series

Photograph courtesy Alejandro Chaskielberg, Sony World Photography Awards
"The Hunter" by Argentine professional photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg is one in a series of pictures examining a community living in Argentina's Paranรก River Delta. Called "High Tide," the collection won the "People" category and garnered its creator L'Iris d'Or—the World Photography Contest's photographer-of-the-year prize.
Chaskielberg shared daily life with islanders in the delta for two years while working on the project. "My photographs set out to document the way they live and work," he said in a statement.
Dead body picture: "Contemporary Issues" winner, professional category -- dead body in Latin America

Best Pro "Contemporary Issues" Series

Photograph courtesy Javier Arcenillas, Sony World Photography Awards
A boy walks past the body of an assassinated woman in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The picture is from Spanish photographer Javier Arcenillas's winning Sicarios ("assassins") series, which explores hitman culture in Latin America.
"Young people living in poverty," Arcenillas said in a statement, "are seduced by the ease of earning money" as gunmen.

Tree picture: "Landscape" winner in the World Photography Awards 2011

Best Pro "Landscape" Series

Photograph courtesy Florence Iff, Sony World Photography Awards
"Landscape" winner Florence Iff photographed artificial indoor displays, such as the one pictured, for her Post-Arcadia series.
The Swiss photographer captured the images at natural history museums, indoor garden shows, zoos, and botanical gardens. According to Iff, the pictures are part of a long-term project on landscape and its representation.

Fat man competition picture: World Photography Awards 2011 - "Sport" winner

Best Pro "Sport" Series

Photograph courtesy Pavel Wolberg, Sony World Photography Awards
Two members of Ethiopia's seminomadic Bodi tribe walk away with a victory cup after a traditional New Year's "fat-man competition" in this picture by Pavel Wolberg of Israel.
For three to six months before the contest, many young Bodi men consume only cow blood and milk, which is apparently quite fattening, according to a statement by Wolberg. "On competition day, they arrive to the Bodi King village," he said, "and after the dance they are measured by the elders, who then decide who is the winner and the fattest."
Ant picture: two ants eating a leaf -- winner, "Nature/Wildlife," World Photography Awards 2011

Best Amateur "Nature/Wildlife" Picture

Photograph courtesy Andiyna Lutfi, Sony World Photography Awards
Rearing like tiny horses, ants stretch for food in a photograph by IndonesianAndiyan Lutfi, who took home the prize for best amateur nature or wildlife picture.
Picture of a man eating at a table: best "Portraiture" photo series, World Photography Awards 2011

Best Pro "Portraiture" Series

Photograph courtesy Alain Willaume, Sony World Photography Awards
A man identified as Bruno reflects after a meal in one of a series of pictures by French photographer Alain Willaume.
The portraits in the series, called The Common Part, all show people beside emptied plates and are intended "to take us to the crossroads between two worlds: the privacy of an intimate ritual and the boundaries of an inner landscape," Willaume said in a statement.