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For the first time, the award winning images of the annual World Press Photo Contest will be on show in Cambodia as part of the 12th Angkor Photo Festival & Workshops.
“The exhibition highlights the best of international photojournalism and major issues and events around the globe,” said Festival Director Jean-Yes Navel. “We are thrilled to be able to be able to bring this to the Cambodian community.”
One of the world’s most prestigious contests of photojournalism, the World Press Photo Contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism and is the leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers.
THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO 16 EXHIBITION
This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of the World Press Photo Foundation’s 59th worldwide annual contest on photojournalism and documentary photography.
The World Press Photo Foundation works to develop and promote quality visual journalism because people deserve to see their world and express themselves freely.
Freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech are more important than ever, and quality visual journalism is essential for the accurate and independent reporting that makes these freedoms possible.
The contest is judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year, and is led by a chair and supported by a secretary who implements the rigorous judging procedures. The jury is independent of the World Press Photo Foundation, and it is the jury alone that chooses the winning pictures.
This year’s contest attracted 5775 entries from photographs from 128 countries with 82,951 images submitted. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 42 photographers from 21 countries.
“An Insider’s Look at Photo Awards” with Scott Gray, CEO and founder of World Photography Organisation and Laurens Korteweg, Director of Exhibitions and Education, World Press Photo.
What is the significance of photography awards in a photographer’s career? Join us for an casual discussion with Scott Gray and Laurens Korteweg as they talk about the role of contests and awards as well as current issues facing photography awards and contests and trends in submissions from Asia.
The World Press Photo Foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
World Press Photo 16 Exhibition:
Dates: 3 December 2016 – 16 January 2017
Venue: Festival Zone (Field by Amansara)
Date: 6 December 2016
Venue: The Brothers (King’s Road Angkor)