When the picture goes viral again – Gostra competition 2014

Hello dear readers!

It’s hard to imagine, but a whole year has passed since Gostra- man has taken the virtual world by storm! So much has happened since then – Mr Daniel Caruana has seen his face published in the most popular newspapers in every corner of our globe, has been featured on BBC News, radio talk shows, various TV programs and in a corporate calendar. The picture taken on 25th of August 2013 has become a legend – in the future Darrin Zammit Lupi’s picture will be exhibited as one of the most iconic images of this decade. And Mr Caruana’s children and grandchildren will be remembering how proud he was feeling on that day.

If you’d like to see the international coverage for the Gostra competition from last year, please see the link below.  It is still one of our most popular blog entries written and literally thousands of people have stopped by to look at the gathered screenshots:

https://cocamidemea.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/when-a-photo-goes-viral/

For his contribution to promotion of Malta on the international scene, Mr Caruana should receive the National Order of Merit – the highest decoration of the Republic. Not only has he popularized the oldest sport in the Mediterranean, but also brought the attention to the smallest state in the European Union.  We have spoken to many visitors in Malta and in the UK – some especially booked their holidays to see the Gostra competition – this is the power of one single shot!

Twelve months later, the Gostra pictures are striking again. Darrin Zammit Lupi  has been covering the competition this year as well, and the international press have picked up his pictures straight away. Here we go: from Europe to China, from The Middle East to Australia – Gostra 2014 has gone viral all over again.

Should we be surprised? Not at all – great quality will always be appreciated.

Here is the collection of screens we have come across this year. We have skipped many others as it is impossible to collect everything – but please enjoy this small selection!

Reuters News:
http://pictures.reuters.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=2C0408WRGGEEL

Reuters News 24th of August 2014

Reuters News 24th of August 2014

Reuters Gallery:
http://www.reutersgallery.com/?mode=view&id=8718

Reuters Gallery 25th of August 2014

Reuters Gallery 25th of August 2014

Reuters Japan:
http://jp.reuters.com/news/pictures/rpSlideshows?articleId=JPRTR43MR7#a=7

Reuters Japan 24th of August 2014

Reuters Japan 24th of August 2014

Reuters on Twitter 24th of August 2014:
https://twitter.com/reuterspictures/status/503749880645316609

Reuters re-twitted a link to the picture  on  24th August 2014

Reuters re-twitted a link to the picture on 24th August 2014

Time Magazine Pictures of the Week (photo number 4):
http://time.com/3269104/pictures-of-the-week-22/

The Time Magazine -Pictures of the week 22nd - 31st of August 2014

The Time Magazine -Pictures of the week 22nd – 31st of August 2014

Times of Malta:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140830/pictures/photos-of-the-week-times-of-malta.533517

The Times of Malta  - Photos of the week 30th of August 2014

The Times of Malta – Photos of the week 30th of August 2014

Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/day-in-photos/2014/08/25/c31a5fbe2c4c-11e4-9b98-848790384093_gallery.html#item0

Washington Post 25th of August 2014

Washington Post 25th of August 2014

Washington Post  – close up at the picture at Pictures of the Day gallery

Washington Post  - Picture of the Day Gallery

Washington Post – Picture of the Day Gallery

CBS News (picture 35):
http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/photos-of-the-week-aug-23-29/35/

CBS News 29th August 2014

CBS News 29th August 2014

The Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/theweekinpictures/11077024/The-week-in-pictures-5-September-2014.html?frame=3022783

Telegraph UK 5 September 2014

Telegraph UK 5 September 2014

Yahoo UK and Ireland News:
https://uk.cars.yahoo.com/photos/alien-creature-mystery-solved-in-south-africa-1373865179-slideshow/man-slips-off-gostra-pole-covered-grease-during-photo-040746254.html

Yahoo UK and Ireland News on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo UK and Ireland News on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo News International:
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/man-grabs-flag-slips-off-gostra-pole-covered-photo-212956252.html;_ylt=AwrBEiLJcPpTO04A1QXRtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTB1MWRmOTQyBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNpbWFnZQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–

Yahoo International News on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo International News on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo India:
https://in.finance.yahoo.com/photos/humpback-whales-at-the-uramba-bahia-malaga-natural-park-slideshow/man-slips-off-gostra-pole-covered-grease-during-photo-040746254.html

Yahoo India on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo India on 25th of August 2014

Yahoo Sport News UK:
https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/man-clutches-flag-falls-off-gostra-pole-covered-photo-194358947.html

Yahoo Sport News August 31st 2014

Yahoo Sport News August 31st 2014

The Independent (Ireland):
http://www.independent.ie/incoming/the-world-in-pictures-30550800.html

The Independent (Ireland) 5th of September 2014

The Independent (Ireland) 5th of September 2014

Voice of America News:
http://www.voanews.com/media/photogallery/august-25-2014-day-in-photos/2427522.html

Voice of America News August 25 2014

Voice of America News August 25 2014

The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/08/photos-of-the-week-8-24-8-29/100801/

The Atlantic - In Focus 28th of August 2014

The Atlantic – In Focus 28th of August 2014

The Week:
http://theweek.com/article/index/267316/the-weeks-best-photojournalism

The Week - Best Photojournalism 29th of August 2014

The Week – Best Photojournalism 29th of August 2014

Business Insider:
http://www.businessinsider.com/opening-bell-august-25-2014-8

Business Insider 25th of August 2014

Business Insider 25th of August 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald:
http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/national/clique/best-of-the-world–august-26-2014-20140825-3eapi.html?aggregate=&selectedImage=3

The Sydney Morning Herald 25th of August 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald 25th of August 2014

MSN News:
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/topstories/best-pictures-of-the-week-september-5-2014/ss-BB1t20L#image=15

MSN  - Best pictures of the week 5th of September 2014

MSN News – Best pictures of the week 5th of September 2014

The Christian Science Monitor (picture 17):
http://www.csmonitor.com/Photo-Galleries/Photos-of-the-Day/2014/Photos-of-the-day-08-25#849462

Christian Science Monitor 25th of August 2014

Christian Science Monitor 25th of August 2014

News Austra:
http://www.news.at/a/bilder-26-08-2014/5057496

News Austria 26th August 2014

News Austria 26th August 2014

Europe 1 France:
http://www.europe1.fr/international/monsieur-pleine-lune-fait-le-menage-et-un-drole-de-jeu-maltais-2216105

Europe1 (France) 29th of August 2014

Europe1 (France) 29th of August 2014

Liberation France:
http://www.liberation.fr/photographie/2014/08/25/regardez-l-actualite_1086404?photo_id=671904

Liberation France - Photographie 25th of August 2014

Liberation France – Photographie 25th of August 2014

Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) Belgium:
http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/9097/Wereld/photoalbum/detail/2022997/1437752/1/Maltesers-beklimmen-de-gostra.dhtml

HLN Belgium 28th of August 2014

HLN Belgium 28th of August 2014

El Mundo Spain:
http://www.elmundo.es/album/internacional/2014/08/29/53fdb35822601dab348b4573_5.html

El Mundo 28th of August 2014

El Mundo 28th of August 2014

Tumbl Hot Search of the Day: Gostra
https://www.tumblr.com/search/gostra

Tumbl Hot Search of the Day: Gostra - 1st of September 2014

Tumbl Hot Search of the Day: Gostra – 1st of September 2014

Tempo Indonesia:
http://www.tempo.co/read/beritafoto/20241/Gostra-Lomba-Panjat-Pinang-di-Eropa-Selatan/3

Tempo_Indonesia 25th of August 2014

Tempo_Indonesia 25th of August 2014

Sindonews Indonesia:
http://photo.sindonews.com/view/8695/lomba-panjat-tiang

Sindonews Indonesia 1st of September 2014

Sindonews Indonesia 1st of September 2014

Merdeka News Indonesia:
http://www.merdeka.com/foto/dunia/perlombaan-unik-panjat-pinang-ala-eropa.html

Merdeka News 31st of August 2014

Merdeka News 31st of August 2014

Economic Times India:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/day-in-pics/august-25-2014/a-man-slips-off-the-gostra-a-pole-covered-in-grease/slideshow/40862822.cms

Economic Times India 25th of August 2014

Economic Times India 25th of August 2014

Jackarta Globe India:
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/multimedia/eyewitness/gostra/

The Jakarta Globe 26th of August 2014

The Jakarta Globe 26th of August 2014

South China Morning:
http://www.scmp.com/photos/recent/all/1580787

South China Morning News 26th of August 2014

South China Morning News 26th of August 2014

China Daily:
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2014-08/25/content_18482325_3.htm

China Daily 25th of August 2014

China Daily 25th of August 2014

Trade Arabia:
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/PIC_264223.html

Trade Arabia 25th of August 2014

Trade Arabia 25th of August 2014

If you have been mesmerized by Darrin’s beautiful images, soon you will have a chance to see more of his excellent photos. He is currently working on his latest project called Islanders – a photo-book summarizing a decade of his life spent documenting the struggles and plight of immigrants and asylum seekers. The project is supported by the Malta Arts Fund, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Avantech – Canon and M.Demajo Group.

Darrin Zammit Lupi:

Official website:  www.darrinzammitlupi.com/
Reuters blog:      http://blogs.reuters.com/darrinzammitlupi/
Facebook:            https://www.facebook.com/darrin.zammitlupi
Portfolio:              https://www.facebook.com/DarrinZammitLupiPhotography
Twitter:                https://twitter.com/darrinzl
Instagram:           http://instagram.com/darrinzl

Islelanders project:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/islelanders
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/islelanders

Please come back soon as we have some seriously unearthly images to show you!
Malta is on the roll – it’s not only Gostra that recently went viral!

We won’t say anything more, you will have to come and see for yourselves!
Have a splendid day!

Rita and Malicia Dabrowicz

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