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World Press Photo Exhibition´12 in Oulu, Finland at 10.1.-31.1.2013

Julkaistu 18.12.2012

The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 10.Jan.2013-31.Jan.2013 in Oulu’s City Library-Provincial Library /Oulun kaupunginkirjasto-maakuntakirjasto in Oulu. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Oulu with the support of City of Oulu. The exhibition will be officially opened by Samu Forsblom, head of events in the City of Oulu.

Oulu is the Capital of Northern Scandinavia and therefore natural venue for exhibition. Good flight connections via Helsinki and Stockholm make Oulu easy to reach as well as the Northern atmosphere make Oulu interesting to visit.

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. This year’s competition attracted 5,247 photographers from 124 countries. In total 101,254 images were entered in the contest.

The annual exhibition is shown this year at about 100 venues all over the world. This year’s exhibition contains over 160 photographs. It is an annual public showcase for photojournalism comprising the year’s winning photo, together with award-winning images from each of the nine contest categories.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam, where it was founded in 1955.

World Press Photo exists to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism. It is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. World Press Photo strives to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information.

World Press Photo’s activities include organizing an annual contest for professional photographers, and creating greater visibility for photojournalism through exhibitions and a variety of publications. It also aims to advance photojournalism through educational programs and offer direct support in the form of incentives.

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

Editors please note:

A selection of the winning images is available online on the World Press Photo press download area (www.worldpressphoto.org/downloads). To access this online download area you are required to register for an account.

For more information please contact:

http://www.ouluworldpressphoto.org/

Maaike Beenen-Miinalainen Tel. +358 50 599 3116, maaike@ pinkmoose.fi

Yu-hsuan Lee Tel. +886 910 051 957 info@ ouluworldpressphoto.org

Soile Pirilä, project manager, BusinessOulu Tel. +358 50 592 3102 soile.pirila@ businessoulu.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: Oulu is the Capital of Northern Scandinavia and therefore natural venue for exhibition. Good flight connections via Helsinki and Stockholm make Oulu easy to reach as well as the Northern atmosphere make Oulu interesting to visit.

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