Photography and Journalism: Prizewinning Images in 2015
For a summation of both the most interesting professional photojournalists and a snapshot of last year’s major events, head to the Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan. The globally traveling World Press Photo Exhibition has been operating for more than 55 years, and has made a huge impact on the quality of photojournalism and our understanding of events in countries far from our own.
This year, the foundation examined more than 97 000 photo submissions to create the final exhibition. Featuring 42 photographers from 17 different countries, the show displays subjects ranging from portraits, nature, to news and sport features. The exhibition in Trastevere will only be on for three weeks, so do not hesitate to see these powerful snapshots of 2014 before it moves on.
The main draw will be the winner of the contest, Danish photographer Mads Nissen. Capturing an intimate moment between a couple in Russia, Nissen has received much attention for the sensitivity of his portrait, and the social and cultural issues it raises. Due to the fact that a photographer’s image can be an instrument in the fight for human rights, World Press Photo carefully selects their contest winners. Nissen’s submission was not only chosen for its longevity as a picture, but also for the relevance of the controversial issue it depicts.
Other featured photos capture life in Kenya, suburban Australia, the streets of China, and many portraits of diverse characters around the world. Each year the jury of the World Press Photo changes, ensuring a consistently diverse selection of photography. Yet the organization continuously maintains its photographic integrity and honesty and that of it’s chosen photographers. It is apparent in the quality of these talented, behind-the-scenes activists and documenters that photography can be a beautiful and honest source of human history, a record of our times.
With the aim of creating a stronger understanding of what it is to be human in this world, this awe-inspiring, sometimes confrontational yet ultimately uplifting exhibit will definitely open one’s eyes.
WORLD PHOTO PRESS EXHIBITION
2 - 31 MAY
Corso Como, 10
Every day 10.30am - 7.30pm
Wed - Thu 10.30am - 9pm