The “Visions of Excellence” Exhibit at the Kansas City Public Library explores prize-winning ‘Pictures of the Year’ as voted by the international society of photojournalists. Some pictures are whimsical some are disturbing, but all are profoundly moving.
“The Kims” Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong-Il statues of North Korea. The family dynasty has been ruling the hermit kingdom since the late 1940’s.
A surprising number of people actually have chickens for pets. Older hens especially are said to have a calm temperament.
Technology comes to a class in Central Africa
While not reported much in the US, there is a refugee crisis for the Muslim minority (Rohingya) of Myanmar (Burma). Many have escaped to India and Bangladesh to avoid persecution including murders and having their villages destroyed.
The “Waterprotectors” are a band of predominately Sioux Indians who have been protesting the Dakota Pipeline (DAPL) that cuts across sacred ancestral lands. In this picture, protestors were shot with a water cannon even though temperatures were below zero.
Just a man and his giant stuffed frog sitting in a parked moving van.
An insurgent army in Sri Lanka who can not afford weapons trains militia members with sticks.
The Visions of Excellence exhibit is at the Main Street Branch of the Kansas City Public library and admission is free.