World Press Photo Exhibition
The best photojournalism created last year will be on display in Dublin from next week. The exhibition of the 2013 World Press Photo contest makes its way Dublin for the first time in more than 20 years. The images will be exhibited at the CHQ Building in the Docklands area of the city from 30th November to 22nd December.
This year’s overall winner was Paul Hansen from Sweden for his depiction of the burial of two small children in Gaza. Among the other winners were stills from Europe’s austerity demonstrations, Syria’s conflict, Central America’s gang problems and the Olympic Games in London. But it’s not just the big events – powerful glimpses of daily life are also favoured by some of the talented photographers.
Split into the nine themed categories, including contemporary issues, observed portraits, staged portraits, daily life, sports action, general news, sports feature, nature and spot news, the pictures reflect global life as it was in 2012.
Almost 105,000 images were submitted by 5,666 photographers from 124 countries in the 56th annual competition. For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism.
The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners’ makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions.
All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year, and published in the World Press yearbook. Over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images. The contest is judged by leading experts in visual journalism who represent various aspects of the profession.
I hope to make it to visit the exhibition over the coming weeks and see some of the stunning images on show.
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