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10 feb 2012

Así se hizo la foto del 2011


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WP01.AMSTERDAM (HOLANDA).10/2/2012.-Fotografí­a tomada por el fotógrafo español Samuel Aranda que ha sido galardonada con el World Press Photo of the Year 2011. Aranda ha sido proclamado hoy viernes 10 de febrero de 2012 vencedor del World Press Photo, el más importante certamen mundial de fotoperiodismo, por la imagen de un herido en las revueltas de Yemen que es abrazado por una mujer con velo.La instantánea ha sido elegida entre más de 100.000 imágenes realizadas por un total de 5.247 fotógrafos provenientes de 124 países de todo en mundo. En la fotografí­a, con una composición que recuerda a la escultura “La Piedad” de Miguel Ángel, contrasta el negro del “niqab” (un velo islámico que cubre todo el rostro a excepción de los ojos) con el cuerpo desnudo del joven herido que está en los brazos de la mujer. EFE/SAMUEL ARANDA/ THE NEW YORK TIMES ***ESTA FOTOGRAFÍA SOLO PUEDE SER UTILIZADA EN EL CONTEXTO DE LA CONCESIÓN DEL PREMIO WORLD PRESS PHOTO. SOLO USO EDITORIAL. PROHIBIDA SU VENTA Y SU ARCHIVO***

Hoy se han dado a conocer los World Press Photo, los máximos galardones mundiales del periodismo gráfico. El fotoperiodismo español está de enhorabuena ya que el compañero Samuel Aranda ha sido galardonado con el premio a la foto del año 2011. Varios fotógrafos españoles han sido reconocidos por los WPP en ediciones anteriores en las diferentes categorías. Pero esta es la segunda vez desde que se empezaron a dar estos premios en 1955, en que un español recibe el de la fotografía del año. El otro español que recibió el mismo premio hace exactamente 30 años, fue Manuel Pérez Barriopedro por la imagen de Tejero en la tribuna del Congreso durante el golpe de estado del 23-F. Manuel estuvo en La Mesa de Luz el pasado 23 de febrero descubriendo “Cómo se hizo la foto de Tejero” y hoy se mostraba muy contento de que “se reconozca al fotoperiodismo español con un premio de tan alto nivel.”

Samuel Aranda, hoy premiado con el WPP por esta imagen de la Piedad de Miguel Ángel reencontrada en la primavera árabe, ha tenido la amabilidad de hablar con La Mesa de Luz y contarnos un poco de su historia y de la historia de esta fotografía.

Samuel Aranda con su portatil en la terraza de su casa en Túnez.

Samuel Aranda cumple el próximo mayo 33 años y ha recorrido mucho camino hasta llegar a la foto de Yemen que ha recibido hoy el premio. Comenzó en un periódico local hasta que le dieron una oportunidad en el diario 20 Minutos. En los últimos años colaboró principalmente con El País y El Periódico de Catalunya. También ha trabajado para la agencia Afp y ha publicado su trabajo en The New York Times, Le Monde, Newsweek, Stern y Geo, entre otros. Hoy habla con nosotros desde la terraza de su casa en Túnez, lugar donde reside desde hace un año. El premio no parece haberle cambiado mucho la vida, aunque si se muestra abrumado por las llamadas telefónicas. “Ahora estoy donde siempre. Cuando me llamaron por teléfono para decirme que me habían dado el World Press Photo, estaba mirando en internet mi cuenta del banco para ver cómo pagaba el alquiler de este mes”, nos cuenta Samuel.

No es casualidad que la foto que ha lanzado a Samuel a lo más alto del periodismo mundial sea una imagen tomada en un país árabe. “Llevo trabajando intensamente en los países árabes desde hace 10 o 12 años. Mi primer destino internacional cuando tenía 19 años fue Gaza. Siempre me sentido muy a gusto en el mundo árabe, de cómo es la cultura y de la gente de aquí. Cuando empezó la revuelta en Túnez cogí un vuelo sin tener encargo, sin nada. Empecé a cubrirlo, luego fui a Egipto, Libia y Yemen”, dice el fotógrafo.

El trabajo en un país como Yemen es tarea difícil y en la mesa de fotografía del diario Público siempre andamos cortos de fotos de este país. Es incluso difícil entrar si eres periodista, al parecer Samuel se hizo pasar por estudiante: “Conseguimos un visado por la puerta de atrás, con la ayuda del diario The New York Times.” Samuel considera clave y da especial importancia a la manera de trabajar del periódico americano: “Apostaron por mi desde el principio y me dieron libertad total de movimientos. Me siento muy contento de encontrar como cliente a un diario que apuesta por tener fotos propias y tener gente en el terreno.”

El New York Times sigue apostando por fotógrafos específicos sobre el terreno para que les suministre material gráfico exclusivo. Un sistema que tiende a desaparecer en la prensa mundial pero que da como fruto una información diferenciada del resto de cabeceras que se suelen nutrir de las mismas agencias de noticias.

Samuel Aranda junto a Lindsay Mackenzie vistos en el retrovisor de un coche en El Cairo.

¿Cómo se hizo la foto?
Al escuchar el relato de cómo llegó Samuel a hacer esta imagen, no puedo dejar de imaginármelo por las calles de Saná disfrazado de yemení. “Creo que era el primer día que salía a hacer fotos. Como no tenía permiso para trabajar, me tenía que mover con mucho cuidado por la ciudad. Contacté con un tipo que tenía una moto y me movía con él vestido como los locales llevando una cámara pequeña. Una D700 con un 35mm fijo. La foto la hice en una mezquita que utilizaban como hospital para los manifestantes heridos por los francotiradores. Sobre el terreno, la gente en Yemen se portaba muy bien y era muy fácil trabajar con ellos. La parte difícil era el ejército y la policía.”

Samuel parece mantener los pies en la tierra a pesar del galardón y, antes de despedirnos, hace una reflexión sobre la profesión y el WPP. “Este mundo del fotoperiodismo suele ser un poco egocentrista, está muy bien recibir un premio como el World Press Photo y lo agradezco muchísimo, pero lo importante de nuestro trabajo, lo importante de esta foto, no soy yo como fotógrafo, es esta mujer y lo que pasa en Yemen. Este es un oficio que se basa en documentar lo que vemos y poco más, no tiene muchos secretos, no soy ningún artista. La mayoría de los fotógrafos que conocemos podrían haber hecho esta foto.” Pero fue Samuel Aranda fue quién la hizo esa foto. ¡Mi enhorabuena!

Aquí os dejo una selección del resto de fotografías premiadas en estos World Press Photo de 2012.

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Spot News Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Niclas Hammerstrom, Sweden, for Aftonbladet in Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people on 22 July on the small island of Utoya outside Oslo in Norway. (AP Photo/Niclas Hammerstrom/ Aftonbladet )

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize General News Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin shows the tsunami aftermath, in Japan, April 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Paolo Pellegrin, Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin)

AM01.AMSTERDAM (HOLANDA).10/2/2012.- Fotografí­a tomada por el fotógrafo francés Vincent Boisot de Riva Press para Le Figaro Magazine, que ha sido galardonada en la categorí­a individual de Artes y Entretenimiento en el World Press Photo, el más importante certamen mundial de fotoperiodismo, hoy viernes 10 de febrero de 2012. La imagen muestra a una modelo posando en el taller de un sastre en el centro de Dakar, Senegal el 9 de julio de 2011. EFE/VINCENT BOISOT/RIVA PRESS/LE FIGARO ***ESTA FOTOGRAFÍA SOLO PUEDE SER UTILIZADA EN EL CONTEXTO DE LA CONCESIÓN DEL PREMIO WORLD PRESS PHOTO. SOLO USO EDITORIAL. PROHIBIDA SU VENTA Y SU ARCHIVO***

AM02.AMSTERDAM (HOLANDA).10/2/2012.- Fotografí­a tomada por el fotógrafo irlandés Ray Mcmanus para Sportsfile que ha sido galardonada con el segundo premio en la categorí­a individual de deportes en el World Press Photo, el más importante certamen mundial de fotoperiodismo, hoy viernes 10 de febrero de 2012. La imagen muestra una jugada en el partido de rugby entre Old Belvedere y Blackrock en Dublin, irlanda el 5 de febrero de 2011. EFE/RAY MCMANUS/SPORTSFILE ***ESTA FOTOGRAFÍA SOLO PUEDE SER UTILIZADA EN EL CONTEXTO DE LA CONCESIÓN DEL PREMIO WORLD PRESS PHOTO. SOLO USO EDITORIAL. PROHIBIDA SU VENTA Y SU ARCHIVO***

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Portraits Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Laerke Posselt, Denmark, shows Iranian-born Danish actress Mellica Mehraban, Copenhagen, May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Laerke Posselt)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Portraits Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Ton Koene, The Netherlands shows a recruit at a police training center, Kunduz, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Ton Koene)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Nature Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Jenny E. Ross, USA. Novaya Zemlya, Russia, shows a male polar bear climbing precariously on the face of a cliff above the ocean at Ostrova Oranskie in northern Novaya Zemlya, attempting to feed on seabird eggs. (AP Photo/Jenny E. Ross)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo the 2nd prize People in the News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Tomasz Lazar, Poland shows the arrest of protesters in Harlem, New York City, during a demonstration against police tactics and income inequality, Oct. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Tomasz Lazar)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Arts and Entertainment Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Rob Hornstra, The Netherlands shows the Sochi Project: Sochi Singers Marika Bajur sings ‘Kuriu’ in the restaurant Eurasia. (AP Photo/Rob Hornstra)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine shows Tahani (in pink), who married her husband Majed when she was 6 and he was 25, posing for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah, Yemen, June 10, 2010. Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children. (AP Photo/Stephanie Sinclair, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Spot News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time shows rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Yuri Kozyrev, Noor Images for Time)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Nature Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine shows “Rhino Wars”, Tugela Private Game Reserve, Colenso, Natal, South Africa, Nov. 9 2010. A female rhino, left, in Natal, South Africa, that four months earlier survived a brutal dehorning by poachers who used a chainsaw to remove her horns and a large section of bone in this area of her skull. (AP Photo/Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize General News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek shows protesters cry, chant and scream in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, after listening to the speech in which Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not give up power in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos for Newsweek)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Daily Life Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina “Never Let You Go”. Marcos leads Monica from their room to the living room in Buenos Aires. Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. (AP Photo/Alejandro Kirchuk)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Contemporary Issues Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Kiev Independent, shows Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, in between clients in a room she rents in Kryvyi Rig, Ukraine. Maria injects drugs on a daily basis and sees many men every week but claims she remains HIV negative. She says she need the money to support herself, her drug habit and her nine-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images for Kiev Independent)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Sports Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows divers practicing during the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Adam Pretty, Getty Images)

In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Daily Life Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Damir Sagolj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters, shows a picture of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorating a building in the capital Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

FILE – In this April 7, 2011 file photo, footprints are left in the dried mud of a street of the Odaka area of Minamisoma, inside the deserted evacuation zone established for the 20 kilometer radius around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors. The photo was one in a series of 12 which won the 3rd place prize in the General News Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest.  (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder for National Geographic Magazine, File)

FILE – In this June 24, 2011 file photo, Canadian Forces soldier, Cpl. Ben Vandandaigue, plays on a drum kit on Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar overlooking the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The image won the 1st place prize in the Arts and Entertainment Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Aquí tenéis el enlace a la galería con todos los premiados en la página web de los World Press Photo.

9 feb 2012

Modelos por los suelos


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FILE In this Feb. 16, 2010 file photo, a model takes a tumble on the runway during the Marc by Marc Jacobs fall 2010 fashion show, during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

A media tarde ha llegado esta edición de la agencia americana Ap en la que aparecen modelos perdiendo el equilibrio en la pasarela. Zapatos nuevos con tacones imposibles  de tallas incorrectas, tarimas resbaladizas o zancadas vistosas pero poco seguras, pueden ser las causas de estas vergonzosas caidas.  Se supone que estas fotos sirven para ilustrar algún tema sobre la vida de las modelos que no tiene relevancia en España. Pero me han hecho gracia y me ha parecido indicado compartirlas con vosotros. Imágenes en que las chicas guapas también tropiezan y caen al suelo.

FILE In this Sept. 18, 2010 file photo, a model loses her balance and falls during the showing of the Betty Jackson collection during Fashion Week in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2009 file photo, a model falls down on the runway while modeling the fall 2009 collection of Herve Leger by Max Azria during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)

FILE In this Sept. 11, 2010 file photo, a model stumbles before falling on the runway as the Z Spoke by Zac Posen spring 2011 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, a model loses her balance while modeling the 2012 spring/summer collection by Araisara during Fashion Week in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2006 file photo, a model trips and falls during the Proenza Schouler spring 2007 runway show during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Hawthorne, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, a model falls to the runway during the Christian Siriano Fall 2011 show during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2008 file photo, one model helps another up after she fell while walking the runway during the showing of Zac Posen’s Fall 2008 collection at Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2011 file photo, a model walks the runway holding her shoe after loosing it during the showing of the Aquascutum collection during Fashion Week in London. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)

25 dic 2011

La ciudad de Belén dos mil años después


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Christian pilgrims from Nigeria visit the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 24, 2011. Christians began flocking to Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas following a tumultuous year of political upheaval and change across the Arab world. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

Hoy se celebra en todo el mundo el festividad de la natividad, día en el que nació Jesús en la ciudad de Belén según lo escrito en la Biblia. Hace más de dos mil años que tuvo lugar este acontecimiento y he recopilado estas fotos llegadas en los últimos días desde esta pequeña ciudad situada al sur de Jerusalem, gestionada por las autoridades palestinas y rodeada por muros y puestos de control israelíes. Muchas de las fotografias que comparto con vosotros son de la Iglesia de la Natividad que se levantó en el lugar donde se supone estaba el pesebre donde nació este personaje tan importante para múltiples religiones.

Estas son algunas imágenes de la ciudad de Belén hoy. Estampas que hubiese visto el propio Jesús de Nazaret si hubiera nacido en este 25 de diciembre de 2011.

BET001 BELÉN (CISJORDANIA), 24/12/2011.- Un creyente reza en la Iglesia de la Natividad, tradicionalmente el lugar de nacimiento de Jesucristo, en la ciudad cisjordana de Belén, hoy, sábado 24 de diciembre de 2011. EFE/Oliver Weiken

A Palestinian municipal worker decorates Bethlehem’s Christmas tree in Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, on December 13, 2011 in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus as preparations for Christmas celebrations get underway. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL SHAER

Christian pilgrims pray in the Church of the Nativity in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 22, 2011, as Christian pilgrims started gathering in the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ to attend the Christmas midnight mass. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA

Unfinished nativity figurines are stored in an olive wood factory in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 photo, a Palestinian wood carver works in an olive wood factory in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Tourists take pictures in the Church of the Nativity in the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 21, 2011 as Christian pilgrims started gathering in the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ to celebrate Christmas on December 25. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Sara Hussein Palestinian Christians attend an open-air mass on December 16, 2011, as they pray for protection for the sweeping Cremisan valley in the town of Beit Jala, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. For decades, the dwindling Christian community of Beit Jala and Bethlehem has joined its Muslim neighbours to work the land of the Cremisan Valley but the route of Israel’s controversial separation barrier will soon cut them off from the valley, placing it on the Israeli side and out of their reach. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL SHAER

An Israeli soldier stands face-to-face with a Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus during a demonstration against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the village of Maasarah, near the biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 23, 2008. Israel says the barrier, a projected 723 kilometres (454 miles) of steel and concrete walls, fences and barbed wire is needed for security, while Palestinians view it as a land grab that undermines their promised state. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL SHAER

A Palestinian priest from the Gaza Strip walks through the Erez crossing on December 22, 2011. Israeli authorities granted permission for 550 Christian Palestinians to travel to Bethlehem to attend Christmas celebrations in the traditional birthplace of Christ. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS

(FILES) — File picture dated March 8, 2010 shows a small Palestinian flag attached to a fence fluttering outside the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Israel’s housing and construction ministry published on December 18, 2011 tenders for the construction of more than 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, the ministry’s website said, adding that the new units include 500 in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har Homa and more than 500 in two West Bank settlements — 348 in Beitar Ilit near Bethlehem, and 180 in Givat Ze’ev northwest of Jerusalem.   AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI

Worshippers light candles in the Church of the Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Christmas day December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK – Tags: RELIGION)

A Christian pilgrim prays inside the Grotto of the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Franciscan monk attends Christmas celebrations at the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Palestinian wood carver works on a figurine of Jesus Christ in an olive wood factory in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Armenian Orthodox clerics perform a service inside the Grotto of the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

In this Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 photo, Mother Dolores Hart, far right through middle window, and others in the Abbey of Regina Laudis participate in two of their seven daily prayers in their monastery in Bethlehem, Conn. Mother Dolores, a cloistered nun whose luminous blue eyes entranced Elvis Presley in his first on-screen movie kiss, is praying for a Christmas miracle. She walked away from Hollywood stardom in 1963 to become a nun in rural Bethlehem. Now she finds herself back in the spotlight, but this time it’s all about serving the King of Kings, not smooching the King of Rock and Roll. The former brass factory that houses Mother Dolores and about 40 other nuns cloistered at the Abbey of Regina Laudis needs millions of dollars in renovations to meet fire and safety codes, add an elevator and make handicap accessibility upgrades. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Two Palestinian Muslim women pose for a snapshot in front a nativity scene inside the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Christian pilgrim visits the Church of Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Christian Greek Orthodox priests walk between the pillars of the Church of the Nativity, believed by many to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, ahead of Christmas, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

A Christian pilgrim from the Philippines wearing a Santa Claus hat stands inside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 24, 2011. Christians began flocking to Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas following a tumultuous year of political upheaval and change across the Arab world. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI

 

24 dic 2011

Feliz Navidad 2011


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Santa Claus sits in his “office” in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland on December 13, 2011.   AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Hoy es nochebuena y mañana Navidad y Papa Noel, Santa Claus o San Nicolás, el nombre que más les guste, recorrerá la tierra repartiendo regalos. Ya es una tradición en La Mesa de Luz que en estas fechas señaladas os felicite las fiestas a todos con una selección de imágenes del viejo barbudo y gordinflón en múltiples lugares del mundo haciendo todo tipo de cosas. Si os quedáis con ganas de más de Santa aquí podéis encontrar las entregas de 2008, 2009 y 2010.

Os deseo feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo a todos desde La Mesa de Luz.

TO GO WITH STORY BY IGOR GEDILAGHINE A Santa Claus clerk receives a wish list from a little girl in his “office” in Santa Park near Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on December 14, 2011. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Hundreds of people dressed as Santa Claus fill Trafalgar Square for Santacon 2011 in central London December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor  (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

A model, dressed in Santa Claus costume, puts on make-up on a street in Hanoi December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM – Tags: SOCIETY)

CHC002 HAMBURGO (ALEMANIA), 04/12/2011.- Un hombre vestido de Papá Noel salta sobre su tabla mientras practica esquí­ acuático hoy, 4 de diciembre de 2011, en Hamburgo, Alemania. Algunos hombres vestidos como Santa Claus se reunieron por novena vez para competir en un evento de esquí­ acuático. EPA/CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS

A combination photo shows participants of SantaCon posing for a portrait at the corner of Broad and Wall Street in New York December 10, 2011. SantaCon is an annual celebration of the holiday season with revelers travelling around New York to different bars and locations.       REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY)

Schoolchildren dressed as Santa Claus sit on chairs to form the shape of a star ahead of Christmas celebrations at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai December 10, 2011. Some 1500 schoolchildren aged three to five formed the shape of a Christmas star on Saturday in an attempt to make a maiden entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, a media release said. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA – Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)

A man dressed as Santa Claus is lifted by crane towards the world’s first Santa-friendly chimney in Somerford Keynes, southern England December 19, 2011. The development of the chimney, which is undergoing practical tests, was inspired by Leo Park after he told his mother, Jade, that the chimney in the house they were having built was too small to accommodate Santa Claus.     REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume stands on the field before the start of the Italian Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo at the San Siro stadium in Milan November 27, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY – Tags: SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY)

A police officer speaks into a loud hailer near people dressed in Santa Claus costume as they gather in Times Square during the annual SantaCon celebration in New York December 10, 2011.  REUTERS/Kena Betancur (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY CRIME LAW)

ber050 BERLÍN (ALEMANIA) 30/11/2011.- Santa Claus escucha los deseos de los niños en la embajada nórdica en Berlín, Alemania, hoy, miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011. EFE/Robert Schlesinger

A young demonstrator dressed as Santa Claus stands near Israeli soldiers standing guard during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of al-Masara near Bethlehem December 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK – Tags: POLITICS)

Competitors dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual five kilometre Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England December 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY)

A bungee jumper dressed as Santa Claus leaps from a platform above Kuta  beach, Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on December 2, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA

A Sri Lankan salesman adjusts the clothes on a figure of Santa Claus at his shop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Jimmy Flynn clicks his heals as he crosses the line at the annual Santa Sightings 5K Fun Run in New Bedford, Mass., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.  More than 1,600 runners took to the streets wearing Santa suits in order to participate in the annual Santa Sightings 5K Fun Run.  (AP Photo/Standard Times, Peter Pereira)

A man dressed as Santa Claus visits the Southern College of Optometry where he received an eye examination in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. After his exam he visited with children who were also there to get their eyes examined. The college was hoping to instill the importance of good eye care in their young patients. Dr. Daniel Taylor did his exam. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Karen Pulfer Focht)

Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver feeds to sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man)

Santa poses with a Yorkshire terrier Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in San Jose, Calif. Santa came to be photographed with pets to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Humane Society. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Philippine traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas, wearing a Santa Claus costume, directs traffic along a major road in Manila on December 6, 2011. Popularly known as the “dancing traffic cop”, the barely five-foot Hinojas, 55, is one of thousands of traffic enforcers who struggle daily to keep Manila’s notorious road traffic from moving, despite insults from some impatient motorists and health dangers posed by pollution.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Santa Claus, who travelled to India from Finnish Lapland, waves to well wishers during pre-Christmas celebrations at a hotel in New Delhi on December 17, 2011. Santa Claus inaugurated a 20-foot tall Christmas tree made up of more than four thousand recycled plastic bottles illuminated by LED lights. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash SINGH

Competitors arrive at a railway station to travel to take part in the annual Santa Dash in Liverpool, north-west England on December 4, 2011. The five kilometer race sees thousands of entrants run through the streets of the city centre dressed as Santa Claus. Many runners wear a blue suit, usually supporters of Everton FC, who refuse to run in the colours of their city rivals Liverpool FC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Santa Claus waves from the roof of Sydney’s iconic Queen Victoria Building (QVB) on November 28, 2011.  This Christmas for the first time ever Santa Claus will be in residence inside the massive Romanesque QVB, which contains a range of boutique shops and underwent a major refurbishment in 2009.  AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD

Wilson Ferguson, still dressed in the Santa costume he wore all day for holiday union parties, sorts ballots during counting on a new labor contract at a Boeing Machinists Union hall Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in Seattle. Boeing machinists voted Wednesday on a new four-year labor contract that would keep production of a new version of the 737 airplane in Washington state and give Boeing years of stable union relations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Two horse riders dressed as Santa Claus arrive at the Christmas party of the riding club in Alt Zeschdorf, eastern Germany, on December 17, 2011.  AFP PHOTO / PATRICK PLEUL   GERMANY OUT

A group of people dressed as Santa Claus participate in the 3rd ‘Santa Run’ in Michendorf, eastern Germany on December 4, 2011. More than 700 people took part in Germany’s largest costume race.  AFP PHOTO / BERND SETTNIK  GERMANY OUT

A man dressed as Santa Claus maneuvers a Christmas tree onto a ship on December 8, 2011. Every year during the Advent season, Christmas trees are distributed to the ships in the Hanseatic city.     AFP PHOTO / DANIEL BOCKWOLDT GERMANY OUT

Santa Claus rides a reindeer and sled outside Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland on December 15, 2011. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 20: Paul Chernosky, dressed as Santa Claus skates and entertains adults and children at the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center December 20, 2011 in New York City. With five days to go until Christmas, thousands of people flock to Rockefeller Center during the holiday season to look at the iconic Christmas tree, shop and ice skate at the rink.   Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A family poses with weapons as they stand next to a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Scottsdale, Arizona December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)

Actor David Warren, who has been playing Santa for the past ten years, uses a computer monitor with camera to fix his beard during a break at Santa’s Grotto in Selfridges department store in London December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS RELIGION)

Actor David Warren, who has been playing Santa for the past ten years, holds seven-month-old Olivia Ruch at Santa’s Grotto in Selfridges department store in London December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS RELIGION)

Santa Claus chocolate candies are seen in a shop in Citta’ Sant’Angelo near Pescara December 10, 2011.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY – Tags: SOCIETY FOOD)

A man dressed as Santa Claus walks under the Christmas tree set at the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on December 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET

Two men dressed as Santa Claus use a toilet in Citta’ Sant’Angelo near Pescara December 10, 2011.  A group of people dressed up as Santa Claus to attend the “European Meeting of Santa Claus” where they sang Christmas carols and interacted with passers-by to spread the joy of Christmas, according to organisers. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY – Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

In this Dec. 22, 2011 photo, Kaylee Vasquez, left, and her children Killian, 6 months, and Annya, 2, make their way through fresh snow near the Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a “Hike With Santa” sponsored by the center. Heavy snow kept away most of those who signed up for Thursday’s hike but the five who braved the snow got a lot of alone time with Santa. Asked what her favorite part of the hike was, Annya said “Santa Claus.” (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis)

TOPSHOTS Workers in a Santa Claus (bottom) and a reindeer costume clean windows outside of a 31-meter-high building at Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo’s waterfront on December 23, 2011.     AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI

A tourist sits on Santa Claus’s lap as she visit him in his “office” in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on December 13, 2011.AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

Santa Clause costumes, for a man and woman, hang on the front of a Christmas decorations stall at a market in central Beijing December 11, 2011. Although Christmas is not an official holiday in China, many households hang decorations during the traditional Christmas period.     REUTERS/David Gray    (CHINA – Tags: SOCIETY)

3 dic 2011

Venden la casa voladora de Up


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In this July 6, 2011 photo, a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie, “Up,” located a  in Herriman, Utah, will be part of this year’s Parade of Homes.  The house  has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics. Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home in Herriman, Utah, for $400,000.  The Hamblins say they were searching for a home in California that was similar to the colorful cottage seen in the movie when they heard about the Disney-approved “Up” house in Utah.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

Esta réplica a escala real de la casa voladora de la película de pixar “Up” ha sido vendida por 400.000 dólares en Utah, en los Estados Unidos de América. La casa, que ha comprado una pareja de California fanática de los filmes de Pixar, no escatima en detalles e incluye un cuarto al estilo de “Toy Story”. Aunque los globos y resto de añadidos que pueden hacer volar la casa no están incluidos en el precio de la inmobiliaria.

FILE – This July 6, 2011 file photo shows a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie “Up” lin Herriman, Utah. This highly detailed recreation of the house from the Academy Award-winning movie “Up” has become a curious visitor attraction in this suburban development south of Salt Lake City. It’s now been sold by the builder to a couple who loved the movie as much as he did. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton, File)

In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, the front doorbell at the Up House, modeled after the home from the Pixar film Up, in Herriman, Utah, is shown.   The house  has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics. Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home in Herriman, Utah, for $400,000.  The Hamblins say they were searching for a home in California that was similar to the colorful cottage seen in the movie when they heard about the Disney-approved “Up” house in Utah.   (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

In this July 6, 2011 photo, a full scale rendition of the house in the animated movie, “Up,” located a  in Herriman, Utah, will be part of this year’s Parade of Homes.  The house  has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics. Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home in Herriman, Utah, for $400,000.  The Hamblins say they were searching for a home in California that was similar to the colorful cottage seen in the movie when they heard about the Disney-approved “Up” house in Utah.  (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Paul Fraughton)

This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows details in the front room inside a house modeled after the home from the Pixar animated film “Up,”in Herriman, Utah. The home has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics.  Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home for $400,000. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows Artwork along the stairway inside a house modeled after the home from the Pixar animated film “Up,”in Herriman, Utah. The home has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics.  Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home for $400,000. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows a boy’s bedroom inside a house modeled after the home from the Pixar animated film “Up,”in Herriman, Utah. The home has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics.  Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home for $400,000. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows the master bedroom inside a house modeled after the home from the Pixar animated film “Up,”in Herriman, Utah. The home has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics.  Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home for $400,000. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

This Oct. 13, 2011, photo shows details inside a house modeled after the home from the Pixar animated film “Up,”in Herriman, Utah. The home has been sold to a family who are self-described Disney and Pixar fanatics.  Clinton and Lynette Hamblin of Petaluma, Calif., are buying the home for $400,000. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson)

31 oct 2011

¿Truco o trato?


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PETALUMA, CA – OCTOBER 28: Pumpkins are seen at Petaluma Pumpkin Patch on October 28, 2011 in Petaluma, California. According to a study by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend nearly $6.9 billion on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year.   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Esta noche se celebra la llamada noche de las burjas, la velada que precede al día de todos los santos, la noche de halloween… Una noche de oscura tradición pagana que en la actualidad tiene mucho seguimiento en los paises anglosajones, Estados Unidos y gran parte de sudamérica. Esta noche pasearán los niños y no tan niños de puerta en puerta preguntando “¿Truco o trato?” y recibiendo golosinas a cambio de la indulgencia de los chicos disfrazados de personajes aterradores. En España este ritual aun no está muy instaurado y somos más de ir a los cementerios a poner flores y comer huesos de santo… Pero esta noche se verá a muchos jóvenes paseandose disfrazados de bar en bar. En cualquier caso recomiendo desde la Mesa de Luz tener cuidado esta noche mágica en la que los muertos se levantan de sus tumbas y los espectros se manifiestan de manera terrorífica.

An artist dressed as a moor man walks between crosses during a Halloween celebration in the leisure park ‘BELANTIS’, the largest theme park in eastern Germany, in Leipzig, Germany, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. The theme park stages a Halloween party with creepy surprises for the visitors. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

A zombie dressed man poses for a photo in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

A zombie dressed man poses for a photo in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

A woman makes her choice from a display of pumpkins at a pumpkin patch in Culver City on October 28, 2011 in southern California, ahead of Halloween which falls every year on October 31. Halloween is especially popular with children due to activities such as trick or treating, dressing up in costumes and carving pumpkins to make jack-o’-lanterns. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

A customers looks at snow covered Halloween pumpkins at a farmers market in the town of Westminster, MD, October 29, 2011. An unusually cold weather hit the North East part of the United States a few days before Halloween.  AFP PHOTO/ MLADEN ANTONOV

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 28: Halloween masks of Muammar Gaddafi, Osama bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein are offered for sale at Fantasy Costumes on October 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The store, which had long lines at the registers at 4 AM this morning, is open around the clock through Halloween to help keep up with customer demand. Retailers nationwide are expecting record sales for Halloween merchandise this year with shoppers spending close to $7 billion dollars to celebrate the holiday.   Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

MIAMI BEACH, FL – OCTOBER 21: Charlie Lucas tries on a snow white Costume at the Halloween MegaStore Miami Beach on October 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. The megastore is a temporary location for the store which opened for the holiday to sell costumes, masks and other items to people needing to dress up for the evening of October 31 when costumed people around the world observe the day.   Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS &; TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

People dressed up as zombies during a Halloween Eve Party in Belgrade on October 30, 2011.  Halloween is based on the Celtic festival of Samhain and the ancient Celts believed the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on that night, allowing spirits to pass through.AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

A woman dressed up as a Barbie doll poses during a Halloween Eve Party in Belgrade on October 30, 2011. Halloween is based on the Celtic festival of Samhain and the ancient Celts believed the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on that night, allowing spirits to pass through.AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

A Thai boy looks at Halloween decorations at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. On one side of Bangkok, you’ll find the victims of Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. But just a few miles away, you’ll find something else entirely: well-heeled shoppers perusing bustling malls decorated with newly-hung Halloween decorations, couples sipping espresso in the air-conditioned comfort of ultra-chic cafes. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

A child dresses up in a costume in Hong Kong on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

CAR08. CARACAS (VENEZUELA) 29/10/2011.- Una mujer disfrazada de zombie recorre hoy, sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, una céntrica plaza de Caracas (Venezuela), donde un grupo de personas se reunieron para festejar Halloween. EFE/ Boris Vergara

Carved pumpkins are seen on offer at a roadside stall for Halloween near Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Halloween is a new tradition taking root in Poland, a predominantly Catholic nation where Nov. 1 is a national holiday of All Saint’s Day and is dedicated to visiting family graves. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Silas, a German shorthaired pointer owned by Heidi Wormser of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, sits on the couch in the front window of his home, decorated for Halloween, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Halloween is on Monday.  (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

A girl models her costume during the kids costume competition at the “Scaredy Cats and Dogs” Halloween fund-raising event at a mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, October 23, 2011. Some 100 pets participated in the event to raise funds for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Rehabilitation Center, a temporary shelter for more than 100 dogs and cats which were either abandoned or rescued from cruelty or neglect.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES – Tags: SOCIETY)

A zombie dressed woman stops a car in a street in Caracas on October 29, 2011. About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

Carved pumpkins stands on a ledge in front of house ahead of Halloween in Montague, Massachusetts, October 22, 2011. Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins, visiting haunted attractions, or telling scary stories.

A boy models his monster costume during the kids costume competition at the “Scaredy Cats and Dogs” Halloween fund-raising event at a mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, October 23, 2011. Some 100 pets participated in the event to raise funds for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Animal Rehabilitation Center, a temporary shelter for more than 100 dogs and cats which were either abandoned or rescued from cruelty or neglect.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo (PHILIPPINES – Tags: SOCIETY)

Haunt actor Gus Maurer performs at the Spooky Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio, in this handout picture taken October 2010. A stalled economy hasn’t spooked Americans out of enjoying Halloween. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. consumers plan to celebrate, but will spend less this year on costumes and candy. Picture taken October 2010.      REUTERS/Derek Vitas/Handout  (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

HWO09- WASHINGTON (EEUU), 29/10/2011.- Niños forman filas con sus dulces recibidos hoy, sábado 29 de octubre de 2011, en la Casa Blanca, Washington, DC. El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama, y su esposa, Michelle, ofrecen una fiesta de Halloween a hijos de militares y niños de la vecindad en la Casa Blanca, decorada para la ocasión con calabazas y telarañas. EFE/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / POOL

Zombie dressed people walk in a main street in Caracas on October 29, 2011.  About 300 fans of zombies marched on Saturday night looking for fun on the Halloween eve.   AFP Photo / Leo RAMIREZ

TO01. TOLEDO, 29/10/2011.- Las monjas de los conventos toledanos se resisten a dejar paso a la fiesta anglosajona de Halloween y durante estos dí­as ofrecen cambiar las terroríficas calabazas por los tradicionales y deliciosos huesos de santo que ellas mismas elaboran y venden. EFE/Ismael Herrero

 

13 jun 2011

Navegar en un barquito de papel


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Conceptual artist Frank Boelter sits in a paper boat made of tetra pak liquid food packages on June 13, 2011 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. By putting the nine-meter long ship on the Karl-Heine canal, organisers of the action wanted to plead for the renaturation of urban fluvial topography. According to the artist, the material of the ship shall symbolise the end of the Industrial Age and criticise the throw-away mentality. The ship was scuttled at the end of the action.     AFP PHOTO    JAN WOITAS          GERMANY OUT

¿Quién no ha soñado de niño en viajar por los mares en un barquito de papel? El artista conceptual Frank Boelte, amante de la papiroflexia a gran escala, ha convertido este sueño en realidad hoy…  Estas imágenes documentan la performance realizada en un canal de alemania para protestar el estado de los rios en los ambientes urbanos y hacer un llamamiento para su recuperación.

TOPSHOTS Helpers of conceptual artist Frank Boelter carry a paper boat made of tetra pak liquid food packages on June 13, 2011 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. By putting the nine-meter long ship on the Karl-Heine canal, organisers of the action wanted to plead for the renaturation of urban fluvial topography. According to the artist, the material of the ship shall symbolise the end of the Industrial Age and criticise the throw-away mentality. The ship was scuttled at the end of the action.     AFP PHOTO    JAN WOITAS          GERMANY OUT

The combo of pictures taken on June 13, 2011 shows a paper boat made of tetra pak liquid food packages by conceptual artist Frank Boelter being brought to the water and sinking with its creator on board on June 13, 2011 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. By putting the nine-meter long ship on the Karl-Heine canal, organisers of the action wanted to plead for the renaturation of urban fluvial topography. According to the artist, the material of the ship shall symbolise the end of the Industrial Age and criticise the throw-away mentality. The ship was scuttled at the end of the action.     AFP PHOTO    JAN WOITAS          GERMANY OUT

Conceptual artist Frank Boelter (L) sits in a paper boat made of tetra pak liquid food packages on June 13, 2011 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. By putting the nine-meter long ship on the Karl-Heine canal, organisers of the action wanted to plead for the renaturation of urban fluvial topography. According to the artist, the material of the ship shall symbolise the end of the Industrial Age and criticise the throw-away mentality. The ship was scuttled at the end of the action.     AFP PHOTO    JAN WOITAS          GERMANY OUT

Spectators look at conceptual artist Frank Boelter sitting in his sinking paper boat made of tetra pak liquid food packages on June 13, 2011 in Leipzig, eastern Germany. By putting the nine-meter long ship on the Karl-Heine canal, organisers of the action wanted to plead for the renaturation of urban fluvial topography. According to the artist, the material of the ship shall symbolise the end of the Industrial Age and criticise the throw-away mentality. The ship was scuttled at the end of the action.     AFP PHOTO    JAN WOITAS          GERMANY OUT

10 may 2011

Los jueces deciden si tu foto es arte


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100421 MADRID Tribunal Supremo  PUBLICO Monica Patxot

Hoy se ha conocido la sentencia del Tribunal Supremo sobre una demanda del fotógrafo Dany Virgily contra una empresa alimentaria por utilizar sus imágenes una vez transcurrido el plazo en el que el fotógrafo cedía sus derechos como autor de las mismas. Al parecer esas imágenes no están sujetas a lo establecido sobre derechos de autor y propiedad intelectual. Aquí tenéis el teletipo de la agencia Efe resumiendo el caso:

Madrid, 10 may (EFE).- El Tribunal Supremo (TS) afirma, en una sentencia, que no están protegidas por el derecho de autor las meras fotografías que carecen de la creatividad suficiente para que puedan ser consideradas una obra fotográfica, que requiere una “mínima altura creativa”.

Así lo indica la sala de lo civil del alto tribunal en una resolución, que resuelve el litigio que enfrentaba al fotógrafo Daniel Virgili con United Biscuits Iberia S.L. por supuesta vulneración de los derechos de autor del primero sobre las fotografías que se le habían encargado para la confección del diseño de unos envases, y que confirma la absolución de la mercantil.

“El reconocimiento como obra fotográfica requiere una mínima altura creativa que no tenían las del demandante”, concluye la sentencia.

El profesional demandó a la citada empresa al considerar que había sido violada su obra fotográfica porque se seguía reproduciendo tras la extinción de las respectivas cesiones o autorizaciones de uso.

El juzgado de lo Mercantil número 1 de Barcelona y posteriormente la Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona rechazaron la demanda al considerar que las fotos litigiosas no eran obra fotográfica, sino meras fotografías por carecer del requisito de la creatividad suficiente para merecer aquella consideración, lo que confirma el TS.

Según explica la sentencia, las obras fotográficas cuentan con la protección de derecho de autor que comprende los de explotación (en especial los de reproducción, distribución, comunicación pública y transformación) y tiene una duración de toda la vida del autor y setenta años después de su muerte.

Por el contrario, las meras fotos están comprendidas “entre los derechos de propiedad intelectual como derechos afines porque no son propiamente derechos de autor y gozan únicamente de los derechos exclusivos de autorizar su reproducción, distribución y comunicación pública con una duración de veinticinco años”.

La resolución, de la que ha sido ponente el magistrado Jesús Corbal, limita la controversia en casación a la cuestión de la naturaleza de las fotografías sobre la base de que la protección que dispensa la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual y el Derecho de la Unión Europea a las obras fotográficas es más intensa y extensa que la que dispensa a las meras fotografías.

El TS explica que la Audiencia de Barcelona actuó correctamente al negar a las fotografías litigiosas la condición de obra fotográfica con fundamento en su falta de originalidad o en su falta de creatividad.

Entiende por creatividad necesaria un esfuerzo intelectual (talento, inteligencia, ingenio, inventiva o personalidad, que convierte a la fotografía en una creación artística o intelectual), sin que la singularidad radique en el objeto fotográfico o en la mera corrección técnica, sino en la fotografía misma, en su dimensión creativa.

También concluye que corresponde a los Tribunales de instancia ponderar la suficiencia creativa en función de las circunstancias del caso concreto. EFE

Woman holding strawberries Thinkstock

Tras leer el teletipo y sin haber visto las imágenes de las que trata la sentencia (me hubiese gustado enseñaros las imagenes en cuestión pero el gabinete de comunicación de Dany Virgili no me ha atendido), me hago múltiples preguntas:

¿Cómo se puede saber si unas fotografías carecen de la creatividad suficiente? ¿Cómo se puede valorar el talento, ingenio, inteligencia o personalidad volcada en la imagen? ¿Cómo se puede valorar de manera objetiva algo que solo se puede observar de manera subjetiva?

En los concursos fotográficos se forman jurados de profesionales y artistas especializados para dictaminar un ganador. En el mundo real de la justicia un juez sin conocimientos fotográficos dictaminará si eres Elliot Erwitt o un simple fotomatón.

¿Meras fotos versus obras fotográficas? El tribunal distingue entre estos dos tipos de foto, la primera con una protección de 25 años y la segunda con 70 años contando desde la muerte del autor. La diferencia entre ambos casos es el esfuerzo intelectual y no solo el técnico. Su dimensión creativa.

El caso juzgado trata sobre lo que parecen ser unas fotografías de carácter industrial, de un encargo, de un bodegón de un producto para ser utilizado en un envase.  Por ello parece justo pensar que se trata de un trabajo técnico y no creativo. Por lo tanto es normal que no se considere una obra fotográfica y si una mera foto (sigo sin comprender este término utilizado por el TS). Me gustaría que vieseis el banco de imágenes de Thinkstock que utilizamos en la mesa de fotografía de Público. Observad los resultados de una búsqueda común como la de fresas (strawberry) y decidme si hay o no creatividad en estas imágenes. Acaso no hay estética, encuadre, composición, mirada, intencionalidad… y en cualquier caso, ¿quiénes somos nosotros o un juez para decidir si el autor ha sido creativo o no?

Se podría llegar a pensar que las imágenes encargadas a uno de nuestros fotógrafos sobre la rueda de prensa de Rubalcaba no son creativas y no hay arte detrás de ellas. Se trata de un encargo a un profesional para ilustrar una información que no tiene nada de artístico y podría no considerarse una obra fotográfica. Yo siempre digo que el fotoperiodista tiene mucho de obrero y poco de artista pero… ¿Acaso el fotoperiodismo no es un arte? ¿No es un arte documentar nuestro mundo a través de una imagen fija? ¿Quién le puede decir a Mónica Patxot que su foto de la fachada del Tribunal Supremo que encabeza este post  no es creativa?

Existen imágenes tomadas hace más de 25 años por fotógrafos que trabajaban en estudios donde hacían fotos por dinero. Fotos de cualquier cosa, animal o persona y que en su momento no se consideraba creativa. Ahora esas fotos se exponen en museos y galerías como obras de arte para mostrar el documento del pasado y transmitir sus sensaciones. Pero ahora tendremos que preguntarle al Tribunal Supremo si es arte. Tendremos que preguntarle al Tribunal Supremo si el fotógrafo es el autor de la foto, si esto es una obra.

Que se pongan a temblar aquellos que tienen sus “poco creativas” y meras imágenes en redes sociales por que el Tribunal Supremo ha abierto la veda. Dentro de 25 años todas esas fotos del Flickr serán mías o de cualquiera. Pero tal vez esté siendo tremendista.

Un hombre con una cuerda atadfa a su pie yace muerto en la calle cerca de un hospital temporal donde enfermos de colera estan siendo tratadas en Puerto Principe, Haiti, 17 de noviembre de 2010. Walter Astrada

Retomando el tema de los concursos, hoy se ha fallado el I Premio Nacional de Fotoperiodismo de la ANGIP-TV. El jurado compuesto por reconocidos fotógrafos a otorgado el primer premio a Walter Astrada por una foto que retrata el cólera en Haiti, el segundo premio ha sido para Álvaro Barrientos por una instantánea de la policía cargando en el País Vasco durante la huelga general y el tercer premio ha sido para la impactante imagen de la cornada a Julio Aparicio realizada por Gustavo Cuevas.

Todas ellas son susceptibles de ser consideradas meras fotografías y no obras fotográficas por un jurado compuesto por expertos en leyes y no en fotografía.

A woman is beaten on her face by Basque riot police during the general strike in the Basque city of Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday June 29, 2010.  Thousands Basque workers taking part in a one-day of first general strike against the economic crisis of  Spain with more than four million unemployed. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Cogida sufrida por el matador de toros José Aparicio en la plaza de Las Ventas, Madrid, Españaa, el día 21-5-2010, durante la Feria de San Isidro. El diestro a pesar de la espectacularidad de la herida causada por el cuerno del toro , que le atravesó la garganta saliendo por la boca, se recuperó posteriormente sin graves daños funcionales. Gustavo Cuevas

Me pregunto qué va a pasar a partir de ahora. El fotógrafo ya se encontraba indefenso a la hora de defender su trabajo y su obra y esta sentencia del Tribunal Supremo es otro nudo más en la soga que aprieta el cuello de esta moribunda profesión.

Me gustaría saber una cosa, me gustaría que me respondieran a estas preguntas a los señores del Tribunal Supremo:

¿Deberíamos entonces considerar la crónica de mi compañero Juanma Romero desde Alicante un simple texto o una obra literaria? ¿Solo los artículos de opinión con metáforas o símiles son obras sujetas a derechos de autor? ¿Acaso Juanma no ha creado de manera talentosa, inteligente, ingeniosa, inventiva o personal ese texto?

¿Un dibujo de un niño puede ser una obra de arte o solo se aplica esta definición a un cuadro realizado por un adulto que comprenda la intencionalidad de su obra? ¿Un garabato hecho sin pensar en una servilleta no es una obra de arte? ¿O solo lo es si lo hizo Picasso en un café de Paris?

¿Un diseño de una casa se puede copiar ya que se trata de un simple edificio donde vive gente? ¿Tal vez solo cuenta si lleva el nombre Guggenheim en el dintel de su puerta?

¿Vamos a poder descargarnos gratis y legalmente el último éxito de NIN o Aphex Twin por que el Tribunal Supremo lo considera ruido? ¿Y el autor de ese pegadizo Jingle del anuncio de la tele no debería cobrar derechos de autor? Y lo más importante:

¿En qué se diferencian estas disciplinas artísticas de la fotografía? Esto es una locura…

Me gustaría que el Tribunal Constitucional tuviera la oportunidad de pronunciase sobre este tema tan importante y que no se hasta qué punto afecta al futuro de nuestra profesión…  Si no parecerá que las fotos no las pensó nadie, no las vio nadie y no las hizo nadie, se hicieron solas.

8 may 2011

El Derby de Kentucky


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LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Horses run down the front stretch as they race during the third race on the day of the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Hoy se ha celebrado la 137 edición del famoso Derby de Kentuchy. Mojito, pamelas, apuestas y caballos se han dado cita en Churchill Downs en Louisville. Aunque viendo las imágenes, tras más de 100 derbis parece ser más importante la fiesta que la propia carrera. Espero que os guste esta generosa edición.

Steam rises from racehorse Miss Havisham after receiving a bath in the stable area of Churchill Downs following her morning workout in Louisville, Kentucky on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Racehorses are lead from the stables at Churchill Downs for morning workouts in Louisville, Kentucky on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

The Grand Stand area is seen before the running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a hat with a pin on it which reads “Talk derby to me!” during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan smiles as she poses for a photo wearing her derby hat in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of the back of a fans derby hat during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks on wearing her derby hat in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan wearing her derby hat looks on during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Ashley Marie Davidson wears her Derby hat at the paddock in Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

A race fan wears an elaborate hat before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

A woman smokes a cigarette at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

Jockey John Velazquez checks racing statistics in the jockey’s room between races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Velazquez is due to ride Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Derby.  AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jockey Jon Court shaves in the jockey’s room between races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. Court will ride Archarcharch in the Derby.     AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jockey Calvin Borel walks through the jockey’s room at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Borel won the Kentucky Derby in both 2009 and 2010 and will ride Twice the Appeal in the 2011 Derby. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a mint julep during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Peter Williams paints a scene from the paddock before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A fan looks through binoculars from the grandstand during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans gather and party in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a racing form and a mint julep in the paddock area during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Dressed as Colonel Sanders, founder of the Kentucky Fried Chickes food chain, Robin Orth of Washington, DC, poses for pictures with racing fans at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on the afternoon of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of mint juleps packed in pack ice during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Johnnie Green, 54, of Louisville, Kentucky puts money on Derby horse Midnight Interlude at Churchill Downs before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Two racing fans display their Derby hats near the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky before the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans play on a slip and slide as they party in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Charles “Derbyman” Matasich of Proctorville, Ohio, sits by the paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7, 2011. Matasich has attended the derby for 44 years.   AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Steve Buttleman, the official bugler at Churchill Downs since 1995, blows the call to post for a first race ahead of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Fans party and gather in the infield during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A baby looks on from the grandstands during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Spectators watch an early race before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

Stephanie Peele (L), Laurie Gillespie, (C) and Deborah Williamson (R) cheer on the horses during the first race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: A detail of a fan holding a officing racing program and a camera during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Race fans cheer during one of the races prior to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky,May 7, 2011. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)

LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 07: Jockey Robby Albarado, riding Animal Kingdom #16 crosses the finish line on way to winning the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.   Travis Lindquist/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

A racing fan places her bet early in the day in the infield of Churchill Downs on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

19 abr 2011

Los Pulitzer de 2011


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This handout photograph titled “Life Amid the Ruins” by Carol Guzy of the Washington Post won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography as announced in New York, April 18, 2011. A couple holds hands and walks amid the wreckage of their country’s wounded landscape. Experts familiar with the rebuilding efforts in Haiti say relief work is finally speeding up under the guidance of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission. The group has set a goal of removing 40 percent of the earthquake rubble by October and has approved projects such as highways, apartment buildings and 250 temporary schools for children. But even with these projects underway, rebuilding Haiti will take many years. REUTERS/Carol Guzy/Washington Post/Handout  (UNITED STATES – Tags: MEDIA) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

Ayer se dieron a conocer los ganadores de los premios Pulitzer de 2011, los máximos galardones del periodismo en los USA. En la categoría de fotografía “Breaking News” fueron premiados tres fotógrafos del Washington Post por su cobertura del terremoto en Haiti. Estos fotógrafos son Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn y Ricky Carioti. Aquí tenéis algunas de las imágenes de su trabajo. Una de ellas tiene como protagonistas a bomberos españoles como cuenta Susana Hidalgo en su artículo “Un Pulitzer con sabor español” donde también sigue la pista del niño que fue encontrado entre los escombros.

This handout photograph by Carol Guzy of the Washington Post won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography as announced in New York April 18, 2011. Cindy Tersme throws herself amid the rubble of Ecole St. Gerard, Haiti, screaming in anguish as she searches for her brother Jean Gaelle Dersmorne, 14. “I can see my brother’s feet but can’t pull him out,” she said, weeping. REUTERS/Carol Guzy/Washington Post/Handout  (Tags: MEDIA) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

This handout photograph titled “Prayer” by Nikki Kahn of the Washington Post won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography as announced in New York, April 18, 2011. Survivors participate in a day of prayer at Champs du Mars in Port-au-Prince. Almost no one, it seemed, was spared tragedy. In a country whose government has all but collapsed, whose feeble economy has been crushed and whose people have been left destitute, the challenges were daunting. REUTERS/Nikki Kahn/Washington Post/Handout  (UNITED STATES – Tags: MEDIA) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

This handout photograph titled “Death of Innocence” by Carol Guzy of the Washington Post won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography as announced in New York, April 18, 2011. A Haitian man tries to rescue a live teacher trapped amid the rubble of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince as he crawls past a schoolgirl that perished at her desk when Ecole St. Gerard collapsed. REUTERS/Carol Guzy/Washington Post/Handout  (UNITED STATES – Tags: MEDIA) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE – In this Jan. 2010 photo submitted by the Washington Post tilted  “Rescue”, a tiny baby named Reggie Claude is rescued from the rubble of his home. Disaster relief workers and family members rejoiced as Oscar Vega carried the child through the streets.   The Washington Post has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday, April 18, 2011 for images taken in Haiti following the earthquake there.  The winning photographers are Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti.  (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Carol Guzy)

PUL03 PUERTO PRÍNCIPE (HAITÍ) 19/04/11.- Una fotografía facilitada hoy, martes, 19 de abril de 2011 por el consejo de los prestigiosos galardones de periodismo, los Pulitzer, que muestra a un niño mientras se lava con agua contaminada unos meses después del terremoto de Haití­ de enero de 2010. La foto es parte de una serie de fotos sobre la catástrofe de Haití­ tomadas por Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn y Ricky Carioti, de The Washington Post. El consejo de los Pulitzer anunció anoche 18 de abril de 2011 que esta serie de fotos ganó un Pulitzer en la categoría de fotografí­a de última hora. EFE/The Washington Post/Ricky Carioti/HO ***SOLO USO EN EL CONTEXTO DE LOS PREMIOS PULITZER ***SOLO USO EDITORIAL ***PROHIBIDA SU VENTA***

FILE – In this Jan. 2010 photo submitted by the Washington Post tilted “The Elderly”  Idamise Pierre leans against a tree as she waits to bathe at the Azil Communal Home for the Aging.  The Washington Post has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday, April 18, 2011 for images taken in Haiti following the earthquake there.  The winning photographers are Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti.  (AP Photo/The Washington Post,Nikki Kahn)

FILE – In this Jan. 2010 photo submitted by the Washington Post tilted  “The Moment Time Stopped,” survivors piled bodies of the dead outside for weeks after earthquake in Port-au-Prince.  The Washington Post has won a Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday, April 18, 2011 for images taken in Haiti following the earthquake there.  The winning photographers are Carol Guzy, Nikki Kahn and Ricky Carioti.  (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Carol Guzy)

En la segunda categoría fotográfica de los Pulitzer con título de  “Feature Photography” ha sido premiado un trabajo de Barbara Davidson de Los Angeles Times sobre las víctimas de la violencia entre bandas. Barbara comentaba así su trabajo que ha sido realizado en un año en el que han bajado todas las cifras de crimenes violentos: “Los números no importan. Esta no es una historia sobre estadisticas. Es una historia sobre familias que han visto cambiadas sus vidas para siempre por estos sucesos increiblemente injustos en los que se han visto envueltos”. Aquí podéis ver su reportaje al completo si no quedáis satisfechos con esta selección.

FILE -  This photo submitted by the Los Angles Times is part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning entry for Feature Photography,  Miracle lifts her mother’s leg as Rose Smith slides into her wheelchair in Los Angeles. The family had stem cells from Miracles’s umbilical cord reserved in hopes that doctors may one day use them to help restore feeling in Smith’s spine.   The Los Angeles Times has won a  Pulitzer Prize for  feature photography on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The feature photography Pulitzer went to Barbara Davidson.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson)

FILE -  This photo submitted by the Los Angles Times is part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning entry for Feature Photography,  Jamiel Shaw Sr. kneels before Jas’ coffin during funeral services in Los Angeles.   Standing, from left, are Jas’ mother, Anitia Shaw; his brother, Thomas; and aunt Althea Shaw.  The Los Angeles Times has won a  Pulitzer Prize for  feature photography on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The feature photography Pulitzer went to Barbara Davidson.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson)

FILE -  This photo submitted by the Los Angles Times is part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning entry for Feature Photography,  Rashaun Williams, 29, weeps with exhaustion after coming home for the first time after being shot and badly wounded by a stray bullet in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times has won a  Pulitzer Prize for  feature photography on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The feature photography Pulitzer went to Barbara Davidson.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson)

FILE -  This photo submitted by the Los Angles Times is part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning entry for Feature Photography,  from left, Josue, Katherine, Kevin, Kimberlin and Oscar share a one-bedroom apartment with their mother.   The Los Angeles Times has won a  Pulitzer Prize for  feature photography on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The feature photography Pulitzer went to Barbara Davidson.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson)

FILE -  This photo submitted by the Los Angles Times is part of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning entry for Feature Photography,  a dove is released at the recent memorial service for 5-year-old Aaron Jerel Shannon Jr., who died after he was shot in the head by a stray bullet on Halloween. Shannon had been modeling his new Spider-Man costume in the backyard of his South Los Angeles home.  The Los Angeles Times has won a  Pulitzer Prize for  feature photography on Monday, April 18, 2011.   The feature photography Pulitzer went to Barbara Davidson.  (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Barbara Davidson)

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