World Press Photo 2019
From September 6th to October 6th the 144 images that won the most important photojournalism competition make a stop again in Sicily for the third consecutive year. This year the exhibition changes location and moves to Palazzo Drago. The award-winning international photojournalist Manoocher Deghati and Tony Gentile, the author of the famous shot that portrays together the judges Falcone and Borsellino
Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Montreal, Nairobi, Jakarta, Caracas and then again Ankara, Vienna, Olten and finally Palermo. Ten cities in the world (only in September) from Canada to Kenya, from Indonesia to Venezuela, from Mexico to Chile, passing through Turkey, Switzerland and Austria and reaching the most southern capital of Italy, united by history. The best shots of 2018 collected in the 2019 exhibition of World Press Photo, the most important international photojournalism competition, will also be on display in Palermo for the third consecutive year, at Palazzo Drago Airoldi in Santa Colomba, at number 382 Via Vittorio Emanuele , from Friday 6 September to Sunday 6 October. The traveling and annual exhibition starts in Amsterdam, the birthplace of the award, and reaches 110 other cities in the world including Palermo. Only in September the exhibition will be staged simultaneously in ten cities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. . The mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, will take part in the presentation, along with the institutional representatives of the Sicilian Region, Manoocher Deghati, the award-winning Iranian photojournalist wounded in war, winner of two World Press Photo and former member of the international jury of the Dutch Foundation, Tony Gentile, photojournalist Sicilian known all over the world and Vito Cramarossa, president of Cime, a company from Puglia that organizes cultural events in Italy and abroad among the most important exhibition partners in Europe of the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.
144 shots will be on display, the only ones to have won 78,801 photographs in competition made by 4,738 photographers from 129 different countries around the world. The categories in the competition, again this year are: News, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Daily Life, People, Sports and Spot News. The novelty of this year within the winning categories was the introduction of the World Press Photo Story of the Year award. The winner in this new section was the Dutch Pieter Ten Hoopen with the project “The migrant caravan”, a photo-story dedicated to immigration and the largest migrant caravan departed from Honduras (and which gathered people from Nicaragua, El Salvdor and Guatemala) and headed to the United States with over 7,000 people, including at least 2,300 children (according to United Nations agencies).
The jury that decreed the winners was chaired by Whitney C. Johnson, vice president of the National Geographic section that deals with visual content. Jurors included photographer Neil Aldridge, curator Yumi Goto, Getty Images photographer Nana Kofi Acquah, TIME special project manager Paul Moakley, photojournalist Alice Martins and Associated Press Mayo-e Wong photojournalist . The exhibition in Palermo can be visited from Friday 6 September to Sunday 6 October from Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm (last admission at 7.30 pm) and from Friday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 10 pm (last entry at 9 pm). The full ticket costs € 7.50 while the reduced ticket for under 25 and over 65 has a price of € 6. There are reductions for journalists and groups of 15 people (5 euros), schools and university Tuesday (4.50 euros).
From Friday 6 September to Sunday 6 October 2019
Palazzo Drago Airoldi of Santa Colomba, via Vittorio Emanuele 382
Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm (last admission at 7.30 pm); from Friday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 10 pm (last entry at 9 pm)
7.50 euros full, 6 euros reduced (under 25 and over 65), 5 euros reduced (journalists and groups of 15 people), 4.50 euros reduced (schools and university Tuesday), free (children under 12 and otherwise disabled)
Ticket: on www.liveticket.it/worldpressphotopalermo or at the ticket office at the entrance to the exhibition
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