THE WORLD’S GREATEST PHOTO EXHIBITION COMES TO NEW ZEALAND
Powerful and poignant, the World Press Photo Exhibition showcases the highs and lows of 2016.
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