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World Photography Awards!

Hosted by the Consul of the Milan Photography Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 28 Oct 15:30 - 17:30

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A great opportunity for photography lovers!

The World Photography Organization, sponsored by Sony, is one of the biggest photo organizations in the world. After London, now the show come to Italy, at Villa Reale in Monza, presenting the winning photographs and finalists of the Protected content of the same international photojournalism, with about Protected content showed in a prestigious venue, also chosen to revitalize the Villa Reale after the restoration; featured all the winning photos and finalists, and in a video of Martin Parr's "Oustanding Contributor to Photography" this year, a sort of "career prize" awarded each year by the World Photography Organization.
The location chosen for this return of the photos of the Sony Awards in Italy is a beautiful and prestigious venue, the Villa Reale of Monza, on the second floor noble, in those that were the apartments of the Prince of Naples and the Duchess of Genoa.
Starting from the inauguration of Somerset House in London, the Italian show of the Sony World Photography Awards Protected content include the photos of the winner, Belgian Frederik Buyckx, with the "Whiteout" series of all the winners and finalists of the different categories (professionals, amateurs, young people, students, national prizes).
So, the exhibition path alternates photos of nature and landscapes, topicality, architecture, urbanism and various other genres.
The Sony World Photography Awards consist of four competitions.
The judges examined a total of 227,596 images, of which 110,270 for professionals; 105,692 for the Open Competition; 11,634 for Young People.
- PROFESSIONAL Protected content Architecture, Contemporary issues, Creative, Current Affairs & News, Landscape, Natural World and Wildlife, Portraiture, Discovery, Still Life, Sport.
- OPEN Protected content , which reward the best single shots: Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Landscape & Nature, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, Travel, Wildlife.
Youth - For all photographers aged 12 to 19
Student Focus - dedicated to photography students

ABOUT Protected content
Following the establishment of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, the building was used as a Royal Palace and became home to the Viceroy of Italy, Eugène de Beauharnais. With the fall of the First Empire Protected content , Austria annexed the Italian territories to the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venice, Monza being included in the province of Milan.
In Protected content , when the new Kingdom of Italy was established, the building became a palace of the Italian Royal House of Savoy.
The Royal Villa was abandoned by the royal family in Protected content , after the murder of King Umberto I near the entrance as he returned from an event.
In Protected content Royal Decree Vittorio Emanuele III gave the Villa to the Municipalities of Monza and Milan. The events of the Immediate World War II caused occupations, and decay of the monument.
Today Villa Reale is jointly owned by the Municipality of Monza, the Lombardy Region and the State Deman.
In Protected content , the pro quota owners show an international design contest for the recovery and enhancement of the Villa Reale and the Giardini.
In Protected content , the conservation restoration works of the nine noble floor offices will end in Protected content extraordinary opening to the public.
On 30 July Protected content , a strategic agreement was signed for Villa Reale and Parco di Monza.
The agreement covers the restoration and subsequent cultural enhancement of the Villa Reale and the Monza Park and foresees the entire monumental complex for cultural purposes and high institutional representation in view of the events related to Expo Protected content . The conclusion of the works of restoration is greeted with a public ceremony on June 26, Protected content .

On the same day, at 20:30 starts another nice event, called "Wine Immersion - pure Italian wines tasting in Milano!", in Via Cenisio, 62, organized by Daniele Dal Borgo, other Consul of our Group.
This activity has been posted on another Group, "Milan Casual Drinks", so it is necessary to accept the invitation on that group, in order to attend that activity.
There is time enough to reach the second activity, for who would like to join it. Please consider that the number of attendees for this activity is limited, so I kindly ask you to accept that invitation only if sure to attend.

- Group tickets are available for 10 euro, for a minimum number of 15 persons, but that means that we must collect the money, and buy the tickets.
If a ticket is bought individually, the cost is 12 euro.
- To have an idea, Metro1 from Duomo to Sesto 1° Maggio FS (last stop) takes 25 minutes. After that, from the large square leaves the Bus Z221
(you must buy, for Metro+Bus, U+1 ZONA ticket, one way cost is 2,50 euro).
You can find Saturday's timetable at this link:
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