The World Press Photo 2019 exhibition is about to return to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni from April 25th until May 26th 2019. The event is promoted by Roma Capitale – Department of Cultural Growth, conceived by the World Press Photo Foundation of Amsterdam and organized by Special Company Palaexpo in collaboration with 10b Photography
World Press Photo, the story of the award
Since 1955, the World Press Photo Award , one of the most important awards in the field of photojournalism, awards several professional photographers every year for their best shots – presented as singles or as stories – thus helping to build the history of the world’s best
„Today, the World Press Photo Foundation presents the best images and productions that have contributed to building the identity of the visual journalism of the past year and, through the images, is committed every year to bring to the fore the stories and crucial events of our time: in an era dominated by fake news, the need for truthful images and stories to believe in has never been stronger, which is why we are proud to reward these digital photojournalists and journalists. time to share their work with the rest of the world, thanks to the traveling exhibition World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 „.
These are the words of Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation.
World Press Photo, 2019 edition
This year, the competition was attended by 4,783 photographers from 129 different countries who presented a total of 78,801 images. An independent jury composed, with an equal number of men and women, by industry experts and chaired by Whitney C. Johnson, Visuals vice president and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic, also selected the participants of the World Press Photo Contest 2019 this year.
The candidates are 43, from 25 different countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Of these, 14 are women (32%), which represents a significant increase compared to the Photo Contest of 2018, where only 12% of the candidates were female photographers.
For the 62nd edition of the photo contest, the World Press Photo Foundation has introduced an important new prize: the „W orld Press Photo Story of the Year „. Like the „World Press Photo of the Year“, this new award aims to pay tribute to photographers whose visual skills and abilities have produced stories with excellent editing and a sequence that captures an event or issue of significant importance of the year just concluded.
The three candidates for the World Press Photo Story of the Year award are: The Lake Chad Crisis by Marco Gualazzini (Italy), for the „Environment“ category; The Migrant Caravan by Pieter Ten Hoopen (Netherlands / Sweden) for the „Spot News“ category; and Yemen Crisis by Lorenzo Tugnoli (Italy), for the „General News“ category.
The six nominated for the „World Press Photo of the Year“ award are: Mohammed Badra (Syria), Victims of an Alleged Gas Attack Receive Treatment in Eastern Ghouta, nominated for the „Spot News“ category; Almajiri Boy by Marco Gualazzini (Italy), in the „Environment“ category; Being Pregnant After FARC Child-Bearing Ban by Catalina Martin-Chico (France / Spain), in the „Contemporary Issues“ category; The Disappearance oh Jamal Khashoggi by Chris McGrath (Australia), in the „General News“ category; Crying Girl on the Border by John Moore (United States), nominated in the „Spot News“ category, and Akashinga – the Brave Ones by Brent Stirton (South Africa), in the „Environment“ category.
The jury also nominated three individual images and three stories in each of the eight categories of the Photo Contest 2019: „Contemporary Issues“, „General News“, „Environment“, „Nature“, „Long-Term Projects“, „Portraits“, „Spot News“ and „Sport“.
The winners of the 2019 Photo Contest and the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest will be announced during the awards ceremony on April 11th in Amsterdam.
Location: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, Rome
Date: April 25-May 26
Cost: 10 Euros
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyPrice