The exhibition displays pictures which were selected from 73,000 photos of 4,548 authors from 125 countries throughout the world of the 61st annual World Press Photo contest. The event will be organized in 90 cities worldwide, including Hanoi and is expected to attract more than 4 million visitors. The World Press Photo Foundation is a global platform connecting professional photographers and audiences through visual journalism and storytelling. It was founded in 1955 by a group of Dutch photographers to present their works to international viewers. The constest has now become the world’s most prestigious photography competition, attracting millions of people every year. The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.It receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The exhibition on its world-wide tour is held in Vietnam for the first time and will run until July 6.By … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition opens in Hanoi
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The World Press Photo Exhibition mark its first arrival back in Hanoi after 15 years when it opened on June 16 evening, showcasing 130 most memorable press photographs from around the globe. Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung (C), Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Nienke Trooste (L), and delegates at the exhibition. Taking place over three weeks, at the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, No. 42 Yet Kieu Street, Hanoi, the event is organised by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Vietnam, in collaboration with the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), aiming to honour the winners from 125 countries who sent over 73,000 photos to the 61st World Press Photo Contest last April. This year’s exhibition features 130 photos in a number of categories, such as Contemporary Issues, the Environment, General News, Nature, People and Sports. Authors and award-winning works of the World Press Photos that are well known to the public in Vietnam … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 opens in Hanoi
Man on fire: The winning photo taken by Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt at the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018. Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Global urgent issues such as terrorism, pollution and the refugee crisis are reflected through photos displayed at the World Press Photo Exhibition in Hà Nội. The exhibition opened yesterday, marking its second appearance in Việt Nam, the first being 15 years ago. The exhibition this year consists of 130 photographs, in a number of categories such as contemporary issues, environment, general news, nature, people and sports. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 73,000 photographs entered by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries. The 2018 winners were announced at the World Press Photo Awards Show on April 12 in Amsterdam, where Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt was honoured for his jaw-dropping contribution. Schemidt was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1971. … [Read more...] about World Press Photo on show in Hà Nội
The winning photo at the 2018 World Press Photo Contest (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/ AFP)The event will be held by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Vietnam, in coordination with Vietnam Journalists Association, as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Netherlands-Vietnam diplomatic ties. It features 130 photographs of famous stories, selected from the 61st World Press Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from over 73,000 photos taken by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries. The exhibition was displayed in 90 major cities around the world and attracted over four million visitors. The event in Vietnam is part of its around-the-world itinerary in 2018. Other cities in Asia will also host the exhibition, such as Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto and Macao. Authors and award-winning works of the World Press Photo Contest that the Vietnamese public have already known are Phan Thi Kim Phuc by photographer Nick Ut (1972); Son Doong cave by German … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition in Hanoi
The World Press Photo Exhibition visits over 100 major cities around the world, and attracts four million visitors every year. This year’s event consists of 130 photographs featuring a number of categories such as contemporary issues, environment, general news, nature, people, and sports.Not my verdict --- Credit: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, a staff photographer for the US-based Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaperFor the very first time in 15 years, this world renown exhibition of the best and most memorable press photographs, showcasing stories that make people stop, feel, think and act, will visit Vietnam. Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Macau (China) are other Asian destinations in 2018. It is part of activities to welcome 45 years of Vietnam - the Netherlands diplomatic relations. The Embassy and Consulate-General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh city will organize a series of events throughout the year. The Dutch Days in Da Nang city (May 25th-26th), Da Lat city (June 8th-9th), Hai … [Read more...] about World Press Photo Exhibition first comes to Vietnam in 15 years!