Memory of the present

April 13, 2010

Reuters photojournalists continually bear witness to events as they happen across the globe, sending out some 1600 images over our wire every day. The latest edition of our Our World Now series draws upon this unparalleled award-winning resource to document a year in the life of our vibrant, troubled, beautiful planet.

A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Sometimes funny, sometimes devastating, always compelling, the images in Our World Now 3 encompass the drama and diversity of trends and topics that have defined 2009 and offer a glimpse of individual destinies unfolding. In over 350 striking single images and in-depth Witness features, this new book forms a mirror of our times.

An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center at the slum neighborhood of Pikine in Senegal’s capital Dakar, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly

Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Vice President of Pictures said of the series “During the past three years Our World Now has become a unique collector’s item, creating an indispensable visual reference at a time when there is less and less photojournalism seen in print.”

Click here to view the first in a series of slideshows of pictures from the book. And here for the second installment. Third installment here. Fourth installment.

Order your copy of the book here.

No comments so far

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see