World Press Photo | Shedding light on reality

by • September 20, 2016 • Montreal FestivalsComments (0)388

The 11th annual edition of the World Press Photo is in town! It runs until October 2nd, 2016.

It is a collection of the most powerful and poignant images from photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world that have garnered attention and praise. One must also credit the narration for each image, giving them a greater purpose and meaning of what is happening in other cultures backyard. The exhibit achieves its goal in broadening our perspective and by reminding us how rich, diverse yet fragile the world can be. At times I made eye contact with a stranger, seeing the same sense of shock reflected back in their eyes.

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting around 100 cities in about 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 3.5 million people worldwide.

The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest selected an image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson as the World Press Photo fo the Year 2015.

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Get a preview of the World Press Photos here. Visitors information:

Marché Bonsecours, 325 rue de la Commune East / Old Montreal

Visiting hours are from 10 to 22h

http://www.worldpressphotomontreal.ca/

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