World Press Photo exhibition 2013Exhibitions / Amsterdam
26 April - 23 June, 10.30am - 5.30pm (Mon-Sat),1pm - 5.30pm (Sun)
Every year, thousands of images are submitted by international photojournalists for the World Press Photo exhibition.
The World Press Photo foundation was established in 1955 "to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism" and today more than 100 counties are represented in their annual exhibitions.
Iconic images are selected to be exhibited annually, in the world's largest photojournalism contest.The exhibition kicks off in Amsterdam’s historic Oude Kerk this April and will continue on an international tour.
Photo by Paul Hansen, Sweden, 'Dagens Nyheter'
"Gaza Burial," 20 November 2012, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Photo by Paul Nicklen, Canada, 'National Geographic magazine'
Emperor Penguins, Ross Sea, Antarctica, 18 November 2011
Photo by Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia Pacu Jawi Bull Race, Indonesia, 12 February 2012
This year, Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen received first-prize this year for his photo taken in Gaza.
Photo caption: Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their father Fouad was also killed and their mother was put in intensive care. Fouad’s brothers carry his children to the mosque for the burial ceremony as his body is carried behind on a stretcher.
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