The Prix Pictet Photography Competition is a brand new competition focussing on global sustainability and the winner, Benoit Aquin, has just been announced. This years subject matter is water and some of the entries have been captured in a slideshow here on the BBC.
These images are stunning and provide a great way to focus our nano-second attention span on some of the greater problems faced by people not so fortunate as you and I. I had a conversation recently with someone about volunteering and this weekend I’m going to look into how I can involved.
Technology plays a big part in capturing these kinds of images and for those of you who are into your photography I would recommend checking out the Microsoft Professional Photography website which has great information on some of the software out there for you. There’s also interesting articles on covering events like when the Dalai Lama spoke at the Seeds of Compassion event in Seattle.
Naturally the Pro Photo Team has a blog they keep regular updates on, a worthwhile read.
I’m going to be thinking about how these guys can integrate Live Mesh and Live Services into the work they are doing over the coming months. If you have any ideas or suggestions the drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.