Exhibition Winners World Press Photo 2008 opens in Moscow
ARTinvestment.RU   15 июня 2008

Exhibition winners worldwide photojournalism contest World Press Photo 2008 will open on June 27 at the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art Winery

Exhibition winners worldwide photojournalism contest World Press Photo 2008 will open on June 27 at the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art Winery. 200 works will be presented to the winners of the prestigious annual competition in the world of photojournalism, which is final in the 51 st time was in February 2008 in Amsterdam. Works by photographers from around the world represent the most important world events of 2007.

contest winners determined by an independent jury consisting of 13 professional photographers and photo media, which evaluates the work of 10 nominations submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines. This competition was attended by 5 019 professional photographers from 125 countries. The jury, chaired by a British photographer Gary Knight otsmotrelo 80 536 images, reported the Russian organizers of the winners of World Press Photo.

First Prize World Press Photo 2008 - «Year of Photography» - was Briton Tim Hezerington for the photograph, which depicts an American soldier, camper in a bunker in Afghanistan. This work - part of a report prepared for one of American magazines. Photo was withdrawn in September last year in the Korengal valley in southern Afghanistan, where there were heavy fighting. Tired soldiers polulezhit by closing part of the face by hand.

prize winner in various categories all named 59 photographers from 23 countries.

In the category «Portraits» first took skim British photographer Plato photos of Vladimir Putin. The magazine «Time», on the cover of which it was placed in December 2007, the Russian president called «Man of the year».

World Press Photo - the largest and the most prestigious international photo contest held in Amsterdam every year since 1955. Its organizers saw to support Photojournalism, promoting its professional standards and promote the free exchange of information.

Exhibition Center for Contemporary Art Winery will be open until 15 July.

Source: www.rian.ru

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