From 11th May to 8th June 2014 at the Galleria Carla Sozzani (galleriacarlasozzani.org) in Milan there will be the exhibition of World Press Photo (worldpressphoto.org), that is not huts an exhibition of beautiful images but it’s a historic document that let the viewer go through crucial moments of our times. World Press Photo presents the prizewinning photographs for each of the ten categories.
Every year since 1955, an independent jury of experts, chosen among renewed international personalities, is called to express itself on thousands photos that are submitted to World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam by photojournalists, agencies, magazines and newspapers.
The Swedish American photographer John Stanmeyer (stanmeyer.com) of the VII Photo Agency won the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. His pictures shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia, a tenuous link to relatives abroad. This picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category and was shot for National Geographic.
Jillian Edelstein, jury member from the UK/South Africa said: “It’s a photo that is connected to so many other stories, it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity. It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today”.
World Press Photo Contest is one of the most important prizes for photojournalism. This images testify the power of photography to transcend cultural and linguistic differences and reach a consistent and immediate level of communication. Strong and meaningful images that are able to shake consciences and awake the desire to understand our world. For its international character, the exhibition will travel worldwide to important museums and galleries: the only condition to be respected is to show every photo of the show without any form of censorship.