Sep 3, 2009

World Press Photo in Montreal


by Fiona O'Connor
The World Press Photo exhibition is one of the events I most look forward to every year. Usually hitting Montreal in September, the touring collection of winning images from the organization's photo contest showcases the best in photojournalism from around the globe. True to its form, the annual exhibition exposes, informs and inspires, offering artful reflections of the world we live in. The World Press Photo Exhibition runs from September 4th to October 4th at Montreal's Just For Laughs museum (Musée Juste Pour Rire) at 2111 St-Laurent Blvd. Visiting hours from 11am to 8pm daily; 11am to midnight on Thursdays.

Above: the World Press' Photo of the Year (2008) by Anthony Suau captures the grim reality of the American mortgage crisis. Shot in Cleveland, Ohio for Time Magazine.

Callie Shell's image of the First Couple, shot for Time Magazine, won 1st prize in contest's People in the News category.
Brazilian Luiz Vasconcelos' image of a female squatter resisting eviction in the state of Amazonas, Brazil won 1st prize in the General News category.

For more information on the exhibition at Just For Laughs, click here. To learn more about the World Press Photo organization, click here. Also, stay tuned for more on another major Montreal photo event, Le Mois de la Photo à Montreal , taking place from September 1oth to October 11th.

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