Celebrating powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing photojournalism, the annual World Press Photo competition draws entries from all over the world. This year 5,963 photographers representing more than 130 different nationalities submitted not far short of 100,000 images. The resulting exhibition of 140 winning and shortlisted shots is shown in 45 countries, with the London leg of the tour taking place at the Royal Festival Hall. The sumbmissions cover a kaleidoscopic subject matter; the often haunting images cover everything from homophobia in Russia to the ebola crisis. The focus and scope of this free show – from the political to the personal – makes it an essential snapshot of the moment we live in.
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The Photographs are really touching and visually stunning! And with the given background informatin even more. The World Press Photo of the Year Exhibition presents a wide choice of different topics such as nature, sport, political events etc.
Yet is the organisation of the exhibition very confusing and unorganized. For example is the whole exhibition separated into two parts. In conclution it seems to me that the exhibition is a bit misplaced in such a vast space as the Royal Festival Hall.
Nevertheless is the quality and the storys of the picturs are breathtaking and over all a visit worth.
Vibrant exhibition covering the major events of the last year. The exhibition was smaller than I expected and the presentation quite confusing.
However that didn’t disturbed the quality of the photographs and allow me to take side of the emotional story the photographs spread. The display variety of topics is also interesting such as portraits, sport actions, dramatic stories or lyrical nature photographs. In a world saturated by media, this exhibition reveal the power and importance of photojournalism.
These award-winning photos are so emotionally breathtaking in both good and bad ways. The stories behind them are stunning as well, some are very beautiful but be warned that some are extremely heartbreaking. Additionally if you are interested in photography you may download their application to get the specific information about how these photos were taken such as focal length, ISO, or shutter speed. These details might be useful for practicing one day.
However, the space management of the exhibition is quite
confusing. The display area of the foyer space is divided into 2 sections which
are on the left and right hand side of the café on the second floor of the Royal
Festival Hall. It’s so hard to decide where the exhibition starts or ends and makes the event looks less official for me.
It's an interesting exhibition even if you are interested in photographs or not. Most of photographs tell unfortunate or bad events around the world. Every single picture is meaningfully taken, some are breathtaking, some are heartbreaking which is like a caution to us.
The exhibition is divided into 2 well-arranged large sections. The same kinds of incidents are placed in same area so audiences will easily get into their story. The only criticizer for this display is quantity of photos which is a bit too small.
Anyway this exhibition is very inspiring and definitely worth a visit make sure you spare some time for this one!
It was a great opportunity to see the impressive photographs of the world. Some were shocking and heart aching, others were happy and powerful. They have each stories and the critical moment.
The exhibition was considerably smaller than I expected so I felt like seeing more. The photos were separated into two booths and displayed thematically. So I was able to look around and understand all of them smoothly but the space for photos and visitors was a little narrow.
But on the whole, those photos encouraged me to do something for the world. I hope other visitors also have the same feelings and I believe people can change the world.
Another great exhibition in London at South Bank Centre! each to reach the place by tube ( Waterloo and Embankment station) For those who interested in photograph I would recommend this one.
I would say that all picture are full of emotion and power capture in the right time and right moment, that why they won the prize. The exhibition is quite smaller than i thought, I'm expect to see a thousand of picture from around the world.
Fantastic...the photographics gave a powerful insight in the lifes of everyday people around the world, the hopes and despire of the people photographed was so humbling, the description of the photo's was consise and conveyed the emotion of the photo's...a very memorable exhibition.
Strong images generating strong emotions. We live in a hectic world, always rushing to places, barely looking at other people at the tube, not taking a moment to even think about what the person next to you might be going through. Standing in front of those photographs showcased in the galleries of SounthBank Center wakes you into reality, it's like jumping into cold water. Suddenly, you are reminded that there is a world out there that goes beyond your issues. We watch movies, we hear and read about these controversial themes, but we don't actually understand the meaning of it until its presented to us so vividly. The featured journalists have once again done a magnificent job this year. It's a harsh but rather fascinating way to see and sensitize oneself on the world that's out there.
Another great year of entries and photographs. Sad to see however that happy and positive photographs dont seem to make it into the top entries as all the sad and negative news seem to have the main stage. Definitely worth seeing though.
I saw the exhibition last year with a friend and both were absolutely gripped by the images, the description and the emotions they gave generated in us. I absolutely recommend it to anyone over 14 (some images can be strong, portraying war, drug dependency and /or prostitution).
I think this is purely political imagery. Why not show something that is less political or contraversal ? Images of rocket damage in Israel from Hammas attacks? Pity this opportunity is being hijacked for the wrong reason.