Press Release – Crackerjack Promotions
The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 15 September to 9 October in the Australis Nathan Building, 36-42 Customs St East, Auckland City. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography …2011 World Press Photo Exhibition in Auckland
Auckland, 29 July 2011
The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 15 September to 9 October in the Australis Nathan Building, 36-42 Customs St East, Auckland City. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Auckland by the Rotary Club of Auckland.
Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners of the world. This year’s competition attracted 5,691 photographers from 125 countries. In total 108,059 images were entered in the contest.
The annual exhibition is shown this year at about 100 venues all over the world. This year’s exhibition contains over 160 photographs. It is an annual public showcase for photojournalism comprising the year’s winning photo, together with award-winning images from each of the ten contest categories. The high quality of photojournalism involved is considered to set a standard in the field.
World Press Photo is an independent, nonprofit organisation based in Amsterdam, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955. Its main aim is to support and promote internationally the work of professional press photographers. Over the years, World Press Photo has evolved into an independent platform for photojournalism and the free exchange of information.
In order to realise its objectives, World Press Photo organizes the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Educational projects play an important role in World Press Photo’s activities. Seminars and workshops open to individual photographers, photo agencies and picture editors are organized in developing countries. The annual Joop Swart Masterclass, held in the Netherlands, is aimed at talented photographers at the start of their careers. They receive practical instruction and professional advice from leaders in the profession.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.