Photography enthusiasts of Montreal: don’t miss your chance to see some award-winning photojournalism! On display in Old Montreal’s Bonsecours Market since August 27th, this year’s World Press Photo exhibition comes to a close on Sunday, September 28th. Set to be displayed in a hundred cities before wrapping up completely, it’s a wonder that the exhibition was able to extend its annual stay in Montreal by a whole week.
Best described as “the Oscars of photojournalism”, the World Press Photo exhibition features 150 prize-winning photographs, selected from a pool of submissions from around the world. Starting with over 5,800 photographer’s submissions from 130 countries, nineteen jury members curated this year’s collection in Amsterdam last February.
The current World Press Photo Montreal edition is also joined by a presentation of exclusive photographs by Oxfam-Québec, as well as ICI RDI: “a video compilation of the defining moments in recent international news, as seen through the eyes of its foreign correspondents.” The exhibition will be displayed daily from 10 am to 10 pm (extended to midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) until Sunday, and general admission is only $12. Check it out while you still can!
Feature image by Tyler Hicks, USA, for The New York Times: “A woman and children hiding in the Westgate mall. They escaped unharmed after gunmen had opened fire at the upscale Nairobi mall on 21 September 2013.”