The package provides resources for teachers introducing the subject of journalism and press photography to their students. It offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of visual communication.
The package deals with a number of questions related to the function of the press and the profession of a press photographer and photojournalist. If photojournalism aims to inform us about newsworthy events, then what is the definition of news? Why do we hear more about certain events, but less about others? How are press photographs made? Who determines which photos are published? What makes a good press photograph?
These packs can be downloaded free and are an invaluable resource for students visiting the Exhibition.
Bookings are essential for school groups and there is a nominal charge of $10 per student.
Click here for details and downloads.
>ROTARY CLUB AUCKLAND ENQUIRIES
Jacqui Bernards, Executive Secretary Rotary Club Auckland Inc
Phone: 09 486 6010
>WORLD PRESS PHOTO EVENT ENQUIRIES
Jasmin Vallance, Event Coordinator
Phone: 09 377 6191
Mobile: 027 508 4149
Level 6, Smith & Caughey’s, 253-261 Queen Street, Auckland City
For after hours access via the Wellesely Street Entrance
Saturday 1st July – Sunday 30th July 2017
EXTENDED HOURS ADDED:
Mon – Wed 9.30am – 7.00pm
Thur – Fri 9.30am – 9.00pm
Sat 10.00am – 6.30pm
Sun 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tickets only avaliable to purchase on the ground floor kiosk in Smith & Caughey’s (outside the elevators)
Tickets $15.00 Weekdays/ $18.00 Weekends
$10 students with valid ID (Recommended 12yrs +)
BOOKINGS: Only school & group bookings available (10 people minimum). Click here to book
Parking is available at numerous spots in the downtown area, click on ‘Search Nearby’ in the map adjacent to search for parking options. The exhibition is conveniently situated close to the Britomart transport hub for buses and trains across Auckland.
The Exhibition presents the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in single images and stories for 2017 across seven categories which include; Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, People, Sports and Spot News. From Amsterdam to Kyoto, Santiago to Tel Aviv, the Exhibition will show in 100 cities and 45 countries, reaching a global audience of 4 million people each year.
Illuminating the major news stories and issues of 2017, the General News category was dominated by photos from the forefront of the refugee crisis. This global issue is captured in moments depicting refugees arriving in Europe via boat and foot, groups blocked at the borders, crammed into trains and clashing with police. Other world events captured include images from the war in Syria, the Paris attacks in January and November, the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the clashes in the United States set off by police shootings.
Open 7 days a week, the gallery is expected to be well attended and organisers suggest planning to attend early morning or late afternoon on weekends and weekdays for a more intimate viewing.
For media enquiries and picture requests please contact:
Ali Nicoll van Leeuwen
P + 64 9 368 4180 | +64 21 025 31886
THE WORLD’S GREATEST PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO NEW ZEALAND
Powerful and poignant, the World Press Photo Exhibition showcases the highs and lows of 2017
2017 World Press Photo Exhibition in Auckland
The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 1-30 July 2017 at the Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland CBD. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Auckland by the The Rotary Club of Auckland.
2017 Photo Contest
The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard for the profession. The 2017 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,034 photographers from 126 countries submitted 80,408 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 45 photographers from 25 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, and USA.
EXPERIENCE THE YEAR’S BEST PRESS
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AROUND THE WORLD
TICKETS ONLY $15 WEEKDAYS/ $18 WEEKENDS/ $10 STUDENTS
GROUP BOOKINGS AVAILABLE > CLICK HERE
The World Press Photo Exhibition is the world’s most
prestigious exhibition of international current affairs
1st July-30th July 2017
Level 6, Smith & Caughey’s
253-261 Queens Street, Auckland
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