THE WORLD’S GREATEST PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO NEW ZEALAND
Powerful and poignant, the World Press Photo Exhibition showcases the highs and lows of 2019.
The Exhibition presents the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in single images and stories for 2019 across eight categories which include; Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News. From Amsterdam to Kyoto, Santiago to Tel Aviv, the Exhibition will show in 100 cities and 45 countries, reaching a global audience of 4 million people each year.
In 2019 a new award has been added to the contest – The World Press Photo Story of the Year. This category celebrates the photographer whose visual creativity captures an event or issue of great journalistic importance. Pieter Ten Hoopen has taken home this inaugural award with ‘The Migrant Caravan’. The series documents a migrant caravan with as many as 7,000 travellers, including at least 2,300 children, who were a mix of those facing political repression and violence, and those fleeing harsh economic conditions. The caravan, assembled through a grassroots social media campaign, left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on 12 October, and as word spread drew people from Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Open 7 days a week, the gallery is expected to be well attended and organisers suggest planning to attend early morning or late afternoon on weekends and weekdays for a more intimate viewing.
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