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BEST PHOTOJOURNALISM: Chris Smith and Nigel Parry, New York Magazine
As it turns out, a picture of Pedro Espada surveying the New York Senate chamber from the balcony is worth a 4,000-word cover story about the Bronx’s bantamweight Machiavelli. That Espada agreed to be photographed in such a nakedly megalomaniacal pose speaks to either a frightening excess of ego or a frightening dearth of self-awareness. Or, you know, both.