Friday, January 20, 2012

World Press Photo Exhibit

The World Press Photo exhibit, which I caught at both the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam and at the UN Headquarters in NYC this past year, and which continues to tour globally, might just qualify as my sensory overload experience of 2011. An independent nonprofit founded in the Netherlands in 1955 to support professional press photographers the organization’s competition is now in its 54th year of highlighting photojournalism’s best-of-the-best. The international jury, including critic Vince Aletti, formerly of the “Village Voice,” narrowed down 54 prizewinners of 23 nationalities from a pool of 5,691 from 125 countries–not to mention a whopping total of 108,059 entries.

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