Sony World Photography Awards 2011 - professional finalists and shortlisted images
Professional Shortlist, Photojournalism and Documentary, Contemporary Issues: Anastasia Taylorlind, United Kingdom. Mahmod Berghote stands with one of Marah Zoo’s world famous painted donkeys. The zoos two white donkeys caused an international media frenzy when Mahmod and his brother first spent three days painting stripes onto them using black hair dye. Unable to find an animal trader to bring a real zebra through the tunnels from Egypt, the Bargote family decided to make a fake pair using white donkeys. The story was reported all over the world as a feel-good news piece and often used as an example of the Palestinian people’s resourcefulness during the siege of Gaza.
That’s some Eastbound & Down shit right there.