The World Press Photo 2017 comes to Lanzarote on the 21st of July.
The most prestigous exhibition of professional photojournalism will be inaugurated at 20:30 in the exhibition hall Charco de San Ginés.
The World Press Photo, the exhibition that gathers winning photographies of the highest award of photojournalism on the planet, is taking place in the capital Arrecife for the 19th time.
As well known, the World Press Photo shows the result of the greatest annual competition of press photographies of the world, an assembly of images that moulds and gives shape, year by year, to our collective memory.
The winner of the present edition has been the Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici, who has been working already 28 years for the Associated Press Agency.
His snapshot, which presides the World Press Photo 2017, shows Mevlüt Mert Altnta, a 22 year old policeman out of service, after shooting the ambassador of Russia in Turkey, Andrey Karlov, during the inauguration of an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, the passed 19th December 2016.
The photo has been published on the first page of the New York Times and for the jury it is a true reflection of the “explosion of hate in our present days”.
The World Press Photo 2017 can be viewed until the 11th of August 2017, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00. On Saturdays from 10:00 to 13:00.
Travel the world through the underwater photography
The technology brand Canon, as global sponsor of the World Press Photo, as well as the Townhall Arrecife, have organized a concurrent event prior to the opening of the exhibition.
Like this, on the same day, the 21st of July, at 18:00, Francis Pérez, winner of the first award of the World Press Photo in the category Nature imparts the conference “Travel the world through the underwater photography”.
Here he will unveil his photographic experience through the images captured during his underwater world tour, including his winning photo.