Sunday, September 03, 2023

World Press Photo 2023

The World Press Photo 2023

Montreal 16th Edition

August 30 - October 15, 2023

The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition returns to Bonsecours Market with a  2 weeks extension. After the success of its 15th edition last year, with a significant increase in attendance, the team has decided to offer the public a two-week extension to improve the visiting experience and to welcome new visitors and school groups in October.

Presented in Montreal since 2005, the World Press Photo Montreal exhibition is one of the most popular worldwide.

Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its headquarters in Amsterdam. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards of photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Each year, the exhibition travels to more than 100 cities in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million visitors. The World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers). The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition receives support from ICI RDI, La Presse, and the SDC Vieux-Montréal.

Often compared to the Oscars of photography, the World Press Photo is the most prestigious international contest of professional photography. This year’s prize winning photographs were selected through nearly 60,000 submissions by 3,752 photojournalists hailing from 127 countries.

Each of these stories draws attention to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today – from the devastating documentation of the war in Ukraine and historic protests in Iran, to the realities in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and the many faces of the climate crisis in countries ranging from Morocco to Australia to Peru to Kazakhstan.

An independent jury of regional and global experts selected the regional entries for 2023. Divided into four categories (Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects, and Open Format), the prize-winning photographs will be announced in Amsterdam on April 20.

Twenty-four winners and six honorable mentions cover stories from the front lines of conflict, culture, identity, migration, memories of lost past and glimpses of near and distant futures.

The exhibition also brings into focus the issues of sustainable energy and various ecologically feasible means of producing it. 

And it also also focuses on such issues as the year-round sustainable and non-polluting food production.

The second floor of the exhibition features works by the local photographers which are quite remarkable and address important issues not only local but also the world-wide.

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All photos @ Nadia Slejskova

Visit the World Press Photo Montreal 2023 website

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