WORLD PRESS PHOTO COMES TO TOWN

Written on the 17 June 2011

WORLD PRESS PHOTO COMES TO TOWN

JOIN the two and a half million people each year in over 100 locations to see the world’s most prestigious annual exhibition of photojournalism at Brisbane Powerhouse June 4 and 26.

The 54th world press photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers and showcases the world’s best press photos of 2010.

World press photo is the leading international competition in press photography and in 2010 received a record 108059 entries from 5691 professional photographers from 125 countries.

International judges awarded prizes for the competition across nine theme categories to a total of 54 phtoographers, including three Australians – Daniel Berehulak, Steve Christo and Adam Pretty.

The highly coveted world press photo of the year was awarded to South African photographer Jodi Bieber for a portrait of Bibi Aisha, an 18 year old woman from Afghanistan, who after fleeing her husband’s house complaining of violent treatment had the Taliban arrive and take her back to her husband’s family for punishment.

Bieber has previously won eight world press photo awards and her exhibition, Las Canas, was presented at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2009.

Members of the public are warned that the exhibition contains images that may offend ant that it is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. More info at: brisbanepowerhouse.org

Caption: Daniel Berehulak, Australia, Getty Images


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