What’s the greatest Caribbean political photograph?

Help the New Stateman choose the 50 best political photographs over the last century.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” so goes the saying. To mark the outstanding contribution of photo journalism over the last century, the New Statesman is publishing a special collector’s edition of the 50 best political photographs. The final images will be chosen by a panel of expert judges and announced in their Easter bumper issue, out on the 30 March 2010.

They would like to invite you to participate by submitting your favorite political photos. Nominations should capture a political moment in time. They’re looking for iconic and historically important photographs of either a major political event, like Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech or iconic portraits of a politician like this Alberto Korda portrait of Che Guevara. Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica?  The inauguration of the West Indies Federation? Any ideas? Those selected will be published in the magazine.

Submissions don’t have to come from party politics – it could be an event of social significance, or of a speech, assassination, inauguration or rally; any date, any country—so having a couple from the Caribbean would be super cool.

Just email them back with the details of your suggestion to picturedesk@newstatesman.co.uk

with a few words about why you are nominating it – and attach a jpeg if you can by Tuesday 16 March.

For more go to http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/cultural-capital/2010/03/dream-speech-160-march-king

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