There's nothing I appreciate more than visual journalism. Real people shot in real situations—it's storytelling at its finest. It's how we we get to see the realities of what's happening in our world today. Through these images and the people who capture them, we are afforded a truer awareness and understanding we might not get from other reporting outlets. The expressions and emotions captured in times of hardship and crisis are meant to leave a lasting impression—they certainly did with me. This year's World Press Photo Exhibit at Brookfield Place is full of amazing examples of visually compelling insights about our world. Head over to World Press Photo's Contest page for a closer look at this year's award winners.