Phnom Penhs city dump - 41pts, First place
Ed Babb, London Canon EOS 400D, 50mm, 1/1250sec at f/7.1, ISO 200 To those living in Phnom Penhs city dump in Cambodia, the smoke and black water is an everyday reality, says Ed. Building tents and shacks in, on or around the perimeter of the landscape of junk, whole families live their entire lives here. This is their everyday environment. After seeing this, it made sense to me that people would prefer to work in a sweat shop. Judges say, 'Eds remarkable image could rank with some of the finest documentary photographers. The mist, the depth, the composition, the timeless nature of it all make this image captivating. Its a remarkable achievement.'