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World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Arrecife

Monday August 3, 2015

World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Arrecife

The World Press Photo Exhibition is now open to the public at the Sala de Exposiciones in El Charco, Arrecife, showcasing the very best in photojournalism drawn from nearly 100,000 entries from 131 different countries around the world.

The World Press Photo Foundation was founded in 1955 in the Netherlands and aims to promote and reward high quality photo journalism and documentary storytelling, whilst also raising awareness of contemporary and often controversial issues.

Their exhibition is billed as the most prestigious and popular traveling photo event in the world, taking in 100 different events around the globe. And Lanzarote is the main focus of attention until August 20th, with the exhibition open to the public free of charge from 10.00 to 13.00 and 18.00 to 21.00 daily.

Among this year’s selection of stunning shots is the winning entry in the contemporary issues category from Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen, entitled Jon and Alex. Which originally accompanied a magazine piece entitled Homophobia in Russia and which is designed to highlight a dangerous and growing state fuelled antagonism and intolerance towards the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender)community in the former Soviet Union.

Amazing images from other key categories, such as Nature, News and Sport will also be on display. Including highly topical and moving shots such as Ami Vitale´s Orphaned Rhino, which captures the moment a group of young warriors from the Sumburu tribe in Kenya make contact with a near extinct black rhino calf whose mother had been killed by poachers.

 

 

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