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WORLD PRESS PHOTO

The most prestigious photojournalism contest comes back to Forte di Bard after last year great success. From December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015 the Cellars are hosting the World Press Photo exhibition, the result of the most important international photojournalism competition organized since 1955 by the World Press Photo Foundation. The exhibition presents the best and representative images that have accompanied, documented and illustrated the events of our time in newspapers around the world in one year.

2014 Photo Contest
The most prestigious photojournalism contest comes back to Forte di Bard after last year great success. From December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015 the Cellars are hosting the World Press Photo exhibition, the result of the most important international photojournalism competition organized since 1955 by the World Press Photo Foundation. The exhibition presents the best and representative images that have accompanied, documented and illustrated the events of our time in newspapers around the world in one year.

The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by American photographer JohThis edition was attended by 5,754 photographers from 132 countries, for a total of 98.671 selected images. The image that has been awarded with the title of Photo of the Year 2013 is from the American photographer John Stanmeyer of VII Photo Agency. African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.n Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

Among the winners even three Italian photographers Bruno D’Amicis, Gianluca Panella and Alessandro Penso.

The exhibition is divided into nine sections equivalent to the nine categories of the competition: daily life, the protagonists of current events, news in brief, general news, nature, stories, current affairs, arts and entertainment, portraits, sports. The images are presented without censorship.

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