The World Press Photo 13 exhibition will start at Katara Cultural Village this week after its opening in De Oude Kerk in Amsterdam in April. The show will go on a year-long tour around the world, with stops not only here, but also in Riga (Latvia), Lagos (Nigeria) and Lima (Peru), among other locations.
The expo will be held at building 18 at Katara from Wednesday. The current exhibition is an effort by the Qatar Photographic Society with Katara in collaboration with the World Press Photo Organization, to work towards the development of a qualified photography audience and photographers in Qatar.
World Press Photo is dedicated to supporting photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide, and to stimulating high standards. It strives to generate wide public interest in photography, to build appreciation for photographers’ work, and to encourage the free exchange of information.
Each year, World Press Photo invites photographers from across the globe to participate in the World Press Photo Contest, the top photojournalism competition worldwide. An independent international jury of 19 experts judges all entries in Amsterdam, and an annual exhibition takes the prizewinning images to 100 locations in 45 countries. It is seen by millions of visitors.
Among other activities developed by World Press Photo are an annual contest for multimedia, exhibitions on a variety of current themes, and the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs.
World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organisation with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955.
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