World Press Photo

Had the good fortune to find time to get down to the Scottish Parliament during the festival and check out World Press Photo – an amazing exhibition of the best photojournalism the world has to offer.  It’s described:

World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. We strive to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information.

Our activities include organizing an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.

We believe in the power of visual journalism to inspire and shape us.

It was inspiring.  It was at times disturbing.  It was completely fascinating.  If it comes to your city make sure that you check it out.  Not just in 2011 but next year and whenever after.  You can see the 2011 winners galleries here.

 

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