Wednesday, August 28, 2019

World Press Photo returns to Montreal

The 2019 edition of the Expo World Press Photo Montréal will be presented at Marché Bonsecours from August 28 to September 29. World Press Photo is considered to be the most prestigious professional photography competition in the world. In 2019, the winning photos are divided into eight categories: News, General Information, Contemporary topic, Portrait, Environment, Nature, Sport and Long-Term Project.

The photos are enlarged to be seen by a crowd, and mounted on panels that form a labyrinth through both levels of the venue. Many of them are disturbing, as they often document human tragedy and environmental disaster.

The Grand Prize this year was awarded to American John Moore, for his photograph showing a two-year-old girl in tears during the arrest of her mother, a Honduran immigrant, in the United States. In June 2018, the family attempted to cross the border between Mexico and the United States.

For more information, visit the event's website.

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