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February 15, 2013
by John Vink
Sincere congratulations to the winners of the World Press Photo. The Olympic Games for photographers?
Pierre de Coubertin said 'The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.'
So here is one of the contributions I sent to 'our' Olympics (you have seen most of them here over this past year). It didn't win but I think I fought well. That is OK with me. I can live with not winning a photo-contest.
But I am sure the people in these photographs will not be satisfied just with the struggle or the fight (see
Photographs? They are about the people we photograph, less about the photographer.