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EXPERIENCE THE YEAR'S BEST PRESS
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM AROUND THE WORLD

2015 WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION

WELLINGTON

19 SEPTEMBER -
11 OCTOBER

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
1 QUEENS WHARF

This is a temporary website for the Wellington event only. To find out more about World Press Photo visit http://www.worldpressphoto.org/

2015 WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION:

WELLINGTON

The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Wellington in 2015, showcasing an award-winning collection of the most powerful, poignant and inspiring press photographs from around the globe.

Hosted in Wellington by the New Zealand Netherlands Foundation, this highly anticipated exhibition will be open to view daily at the Academy of Fine Arts, on Wellingtons waterfront from 19 September until 11 October.

The World Press Photo is much more than just a prestigious award and a collection of thought-provoking and confronting photos. This exhibition offers viewers a rare and valuable insight into the world we all share, and a new understanding of global issues on a human scale.

It’s challenging. It’s moving. It’s our world.

WORLD PRESS PHOTO

World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

For nearly 60 years the World Press Photo of the Year has been widely regarded as the most prestigious award for photojournalism in the world, receiving nearly 100,000 submissions each year. These are subjected to rigorous judging, culminating in a series of stunning images that represent the highest standards of photo-journalism, featuring real life stories as diverse as the individuals they feature.

Jury chair Michele McNally said of the winning photograph: "It is an historic time for the image…the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity."

The exhibition of the prize-winning photographs travels to 45 countries over the course of a year, and published in a yearbook. Over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images, and the yearbook is published in seven languages and distributed worldwide.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

CONTACT

General and Media Enquiries

General and Media Enquiries

KJ Smith

kj@verve.co.nz
04 499 6909

Schools and Group Bookings

Sponsorship Enquiries

Terri van Shooten

terri@verve.co.nz
04 499 6909

Volunteer Enquiries

Volunteer Enquiries

Lenka Pernikova

lenka@verve.co.nz
04 499 6909

Volunteer Enquiries

School & Group Bookings

Lenka Pernikova

events@verve.co.nz
04 499 6909

INFORMATION

General and Media Enquiries

WHEN

19 September - 11 October

Schools and Group Bookings

WHERE

Academy of Fine Arts,
1 Queens Wharf

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Volunteer Enquiries

HOURS

Daily: 10am to 4:30pm

Volunteer Enquiries

TICKETS

Adults: $10
Concessions: $5
Children under 12: Gold Coin

SPONSORS

SUPPORTED BY

Absolutely Positively Wellington City Council

FOUNDATION SPONSOR

Ranstad

World Press Photo is hosted in
Wellington by

NetherlaNZ Foundation

Event management by

Verve

Website and design by

Audience Design