"World Press Photo 2011" Exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for "World Press Photo 2011" Exhibition

This event has ended.

The annual exhibition looks at press photographs taken in the last year all over the world. Every year the contest is held in Amsterdam and this edition saw 125 countries and territories, and 5691 photographers submitting 10,8059 entries, overtaking last year to become the highest amount of entries ever.

2010's winning photograph was by South African Jodi Bieber and her portrait of a girl from Afghanistan. The girl, Ayesha, was abused violently by her husband and fled to her family home. The rebel Taliban authorities pronounced her fleeing as a crime and she was "punished" by having her nose and ear cut off by her husband. Following this she was protected by aid agencies and the U.S. army, and is currently living in the States while undergoing counseling. "I wanted to photograph dignified women," says Bieber.

Including the Photo of the Year this year a total of 56 people were awarded prizes in 9 categories. The exhibition is touring for 1 year, starting from Amsterdam, across around 100 cities and 45 countries, including Tokyo.

Although unfortunately this year there are no prize-winners from Japan, in the Nature category Hokkaido swans do appear and Koji Aoki was a member of one of the juries that judged the Sports category award. This section features images from the World Cup and the Winter Olympics.

[Image: World Press Photo of the Year 2010, Jodi Bieber]



From 2011-06-11 To 2011-08-07



orlandojpn: (2011-07-31)

You have seen these photos in the press but now I am jealous many of you will see on display. Can't wait to see this when it comes to NYC

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