Today was the last day of World Press Photo 2006 (Sydney). The event was hosted by the State Library of NSW which also held its previous ones for years. I got there at 10 am, while a crowd was already there. All the eyes there were seriously viewing those memorable moments of last year frozen on the exhibition boards.
I have expected to visit this kind of professional photography exhibitions for a long time. Although I had seen some of the best-known prize-winning photos in magazines or on the Internet, I still felt shocked, due to their formidable visual impulse and outstanding details expressions, while actually facing the original photos in large sizes. For some of the photos, particularly the portraits, the introductions beside the images seemed not necessary because the eyes or postures of the people in the photos already better expressed them all.