Photo of the year

February 15, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia — a tenuous link to relatives abroad. This picture yesterday won the World Press Photo of the Year award for John Stanmeyer of the US. The image “opens up discussions about technology, globalisation, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity,” said jury member Jillian Edelstein.