World Press Photo 13


The exhibition World Press Photo is showing at Bunkier Sztuki for the 16th time! The previous editions attracted more than 400 000 viewers.

Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners of the world.

SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL HANSEN WINS PREMIER PHOTO CONTEST AWARD

The international jury of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. They are being taken to a mosque for the burial ceremony while their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his older brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was put in intensive care. The picture was made on 20 November 2012 in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories.

The jury gave prizes in nine themed categories to 54 photographers of 33 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Palestinian Territories, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.

Paul Hansen, Sweden, Dagens Nyheter

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

Honorary patron: Mayor of the City of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski

Exhibition partner: Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe

Media patrons of the exhibition: Ams, Fotopolis, Karnet, Krakow.pl, Krakow Post, Local Life, Poland Art, Radio Krakow

Ticket prices:

Normal: 12 PLN

Discount: 6 PLN

Family: 20 PLN

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