When: Friday, 22 June - Sunday, 15 July
Where: The Nathan Club, 40 Customs Street, Auckland
How much: $10.00
Making its popular return to Auckland, the best in photojournalism will be on display at The World Press Photography Exhibition.
Each year the exhibition showcases a selection of the top press and editorial photographs. There are nine categories covering arts, nature, sports, spot news, general news, portraits, daily life, contemporary issues and people in news. Bringing together pictures from all parts of the world and creating a very truthful and in many cases affecting experience. However, this should not be considered a warning against visiting the show. World Press portrayal of contemporary issues and global trends aims at stimulating an understanding of things that are not covered by the mainstream media.
There is no doubt that the journey through the exhibition is emotional. The photographs selected are chosen from over a hundred thousand entrants. They form a concise collection of powerful, thought-provoking, harrowing, awe-inspiring, inspirational, funny and beautiful images. The exhibition also acts as a way to document trends in journalism and the ways in which world issues are communicated through the press.
The World Press Photo Exhibition is confronting. It is worth being prepared for the nature of some of the photographs, particularly those in the more political categories. However, the pure scope of the exhibitions means there is a balance created with images of self expression, joy, success, colour and humour.
This event is world renowned - a truly, perspective changing, challenging and incredible experience. It is difficult to understate that this is an exhibition that should not be missed.