Originally posted on Gigaom:
An image of people holding their phones up to a bright full moon would normally imply that they are Instagramming or Snapchatting it to their friends. But John Stanmeyer, a photographer for VII and National Geographic, captured a moment on the shores of Djibouti City, where migrants gather to try catch a cell connection from Somalia. The photo portrays a romantic look at the globalization of technology and what technology means to people around the globe. On Friday, the World Press Photo Association awarded the image 2013 Photo of the Year after it beat out more than 98,000 images, ranging from the war in Syria to the shooting at Kenya’s Westgate mall.