The World Press Photo Exhibition comes to Prague again!
21.09.2013, Maria Jagerova
The World Press Photo awards is the most prestigious recognition of press photography, and from 20th September until 13th October 2013 the winning images are on display in Prague at Carolinum.
The exhibition brings together the most astonishing, thought-provoking and often beautiful images published by photojournalists that year. The images range from sports and nature photography to snapshots from the frontlines of war; from staged portraits to remarkable candid shots.
The exhibition contains about 160 photographs, chosen from more than 100.000 images submitted to the competition by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from countries all around the globe.
The Winning Photo
The international jury of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. However, some controversy arose over the photo’s excessive lightning. After some claimed it to be fake or composed of several images, World Press Photo judges cleared Hansen of all accusations, stating that although he used quite a bit of post-production techniques, these were still within the accepted standards of retouching.
The works of the exhibition are available in a book, the World Press Photo Yearbook which includes images from the world’s leading photographers as well as an overview over poignant world events over the past 12 months.
Information about exhibition:
Place: Carolinum, UK Praha, Ovocný trh 3/5, Prague
Dates: 20th September-13th October 2013
Opening hours: daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.