World Press Photo 2017

The 2017 edition of the World Press Photo reveals a serie of brilliant photographies taken in miserable and depressive circunstancies. As the Earth moves around the Sun, also the photos exposed in this exhibition seem to revolve around a unique theme: Death.

Was 2016 such a terrific and brutal year that prevented journalists from reporting the incredible scientific developments, like the almost discovered HIV cure, or the efforts to minimize the global warming effects, with a solar powered plane proving that clean technologies could be used in flight?

Wild tiger population increased for the first time in 100 years. Zika is no longer considered a global threat. India hit world record of most trees plated in one day by introducing in our nature almost 50 million trees.

Are these events insignificant? Is our journalism becoming a victim of a more demanding and futile society? Or is our planet dying slowly?

 

A carpet of monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico, after a snow storm.