Since August 30th, the 12th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo will go on until Oct. 1st, 2017. It’s conveniently held at Marché Bonsecours, the symbol of Old Montreal and was the city’s main market for more than a century.

Fred Barnard stated, “A picture is worth ten thousand words.”

Last year, 5000 photographers from around the world submitted thousands of images.

Arguably the most prestigious in the world; the winners from this photojournalism contest are showcased at The World Press Photo Exhibition.

World Press Photo

The exhibition tours 100 cities in 45 countries. The World Press Photo offers the highest cash reward and exposure for photographers. It also offers a roller coaster ride of emotions with profound images. This exhibition is carefully curated with thought-provoking images that will walk you through a visual story to inspire and educate.

The photojournalists are all committed to freedom of expression, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Often, journalists put their lives in danger or are exposed to traumatic events where it’s common for many to have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Something that is finally taken seriously and recognized as work-related exposure.

The World Press Photo Exhibition tells many stories with these large prints that are not all disturbing.

World Press Photo

It was thought out well, like that of a formulated movie or the news with lots of drama and intrigue. Thankfully, it then guides you out with a feel good, light-hearted ending.

The 2018 WORLD PRESS PHOTO Contest will open for entries in December 2017. Looking for photo ops: Here is a list of the world’s photography competitions.

If you have not yet seen the World Press Photo Exhibition, now is your chance.

Catch the “photo movie” in Old Montreal and go out for dinner and drinks for a discussion afterward.

The good news is that the exhibition is open every day and very late! Open from 10 am until midnight, Thursday – Saturday. Schedule and directions.