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Pres Release- "The World Press Photo Exhibition 2016 comes to New Delhi”

The “World Press Photo exhibition 2016” can be seen from 22nd March to 3rd April 2017 at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi. The opening of the exhibition is on Wednesday, 22nd March at 6.30 pm.

This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of the World Press Photo Foundation’s worldwide annual contest on photojournalism and documentary photography. It is brought to New Delhi with the support of The Embassy of The Netherlands, in cooperation with India International Centre and Adaan Foundation.

The World Press Photo Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Established in 1955, it is an independent platform for international press photography. It has been holding annual press photography contests and supporting professional photojournalism on an international scale. This platform manifests itself in organizing annual travelling exhibitions of the prizewinning photographs from all over the world.

This year's exhibition contains nearly 155 photographs. The fact that hundreds of thousands of visitors around the globe will view this exhibition bears out the power of the photograph to transcend cultural and linguistic frontiers. The World Press Photo aims to increase public interest in press photography and to promote the free flow of information worldwide. World Press Photo also stimulates discussion about aspects of photojournalism through masterclasses, workshops, seminars and debates in different countries.

Besides selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in various categories, such as: Spot News, General News, People, Sports, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits and Nature

 

The 2016 World Press Photo Contest

The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard in the industry. This year the contest drew entries from around the globe: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 42 photographers from 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia,Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the USA.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga mentioned, “ The press photographers, especially the ones reporting from the challenging zones are risking their lives to bring the important news to us. We are happy that the World Press Photo Foundation, a Dutch organization, is undertaking significant steps in recognizing the true worth of such photographers, which they truly deserve!”

 

World Press Photo

Press Publicity: You may register directly through the Press Download Area on the World Press Photo Foundation website: www.worldpressphoto.org/press

The World Press Photo Foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

The Statesman is the official media partner for the exhibition in New Delhi.

 

For more information contact:

Ila Singh

Sr. Policy Advisor- Political, Public Diplomacy & Cultural Affairs

Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

ila.singh@minbuza.nl

+ 95 82 234393 /+ 91-11-24197636