The most important photojournalism exhibition of the world comes to Bucharest on May 8, presenting the public the most powerful photos that impressed an international jury formed of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide.
The winning photo of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest is an image by American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency, becoming the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic, says the official press release of the organization.
In Bucharest, the photo exhibition will include 140 images that travels around the world in over 100 locations in 45 countries and expects more than 3.5 million of visitors. The event will take place between May 8-29 in Universitatii Square.
For an overview of all the winners visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2014
The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 53 photographers of 25 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA.