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Photo Exhibition: "World Press Photo 2019"

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome Photography Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 18 May 15:00 - 16:30

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Since Protected content , the World Press Photo Award, one of the most important awards in the field of photojournalism, awards several professional photographers every year for their best shots - presented as singles or as stories - thus helping to build the history of the world's best visual journalism.
The World Press Photo Award is one of the most important awards in the field of photojournalism. Every year, for more than 60 years, an independent jury, made up of international experts, has been asked to express itself on thousands of applications sent to the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam by photojournalists from all over the world.
This year, the competition was attended by 4,783 photographers from Protected content countries who presented a total of 78,801 images.
An independent jury composed, with an equal number of men and women, by industry experts and chaired by Whitney C. Johnson, Visuals vice president and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic, also selected the participants of the World Press Photo Contest Protected content year.
The candidates are 43, from 25 different countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela.
For the 62nd edition of the photo contest, the World Press Photo Foundation has introduced an important new award: the "World Press Photo Story of the Year".
Like the "World Press Photo of the Year", this new award aims to pay tribute to photographers whose visual skills and abilities have produced stories with excellent editing and a sequence that captures an event or issue of significant importance of the year just concluded.
The three candidates for the World Press Photo Story of the Year award are: The Lake Chad Crisis by Marco Gualazzini (Italy), for the "Environment" category; The Migrant Caravan by Pieter Ten Hoopen (Netherlands / Sweden) for the "Spot News" category; and Yemen Crisis by Lorenzo Tugnoli (Italy), for the "General News" category.

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