While it is beyond me why anybody would make a photograph of something that is not a traffic cone, I want to point you to three images that I came across this week: Muhammed Ali training underwater, and Gemini I, both by Flip Schulke here, on James Danziger’s blog. I thought I know every photograph that exists, but for some reason I didn’t know these, and find them exceedingly intelligent both visually and conceptually. And then there is the World Press presentation here (via Rob Haggart). Of the 2008 winners, I find the story of the making of the Putin portrait quite brilliant. I don’t think that it is “Platon’s” strongest photo so far, but the entire act of getting it may well be.