The World Press Photo foundation was founded in 1955 by a group of Dutch photographers as a contest to exhibit their work to other colleagues around the world. It quickly became one of the most prestigious and recognized awards of photojournalism with exhibitions around the world and with the visit of millions of people who come every year to see the winning works.
Last Friday, July 21, the World Press Photo exhibition in Arrecife was inaugurated. This prestigious sample includes the most impressive photos obtained during the previous year. Arrecife is fortunate to be one of more than 100 cities in 45 countries participating in this international exhibition. In Spain we can only enjoy it in Madrid, Vitoria and Arrecife.
The winner of this year’s edition is the Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. His famous photo shows the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey by Mevlüt Mert Altnta, and he copied the covers of newspapers around the world on December 2016.
Among the ten categories in which the photographs are divided are: current news, portraits, daily life, sports, art and entertainment, and nature. Highlighting in this last category the winning photo showing a silly turtle entangled in a fishing net; Was taken in Tenerife by the local photographer Francis Perez.
I have been attending this international cultural event on the island for ten years, since I learned that it was done here, and I always recommend it to my acquaintances. It is wonderful if you like photography, although one can not help but be a little shocked by the crudeness of some of the photos.
My favorites are usually everyday life, art and entertainment, sports and especially nature.
Photos of war or current conflicts are usually the most striking to see and are perfect as a sample of the situation that is being experienced in the world.
Place and Schedule
The exhibition can be visited in the Municipal Exhibition Hall Emilio Ley without number, next to the Multicines Atlántida, until next August 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays, from 10 am to 1 pm.