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Last Updated July 26, 2018

World Press Photo 2018: TOP Museum, Japan

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Starts: 09 June, 2018
Ends: 05 August, 2018
Opening times: See Venue
Price: See below.
Genre: General

We are delighted to present the World Press Photo 2018, featuring the award-winning photographs by the 42 photographers in 8 categories. The annual World Press Photo contest honor the excellent photojournalistic pieces which were taken throughout the previous year. Marking 61st anniversary of the contest, 4,548 photographers participated from 125 countries and regions and the total entries reached 73,044 this year. The World Press Photo Exhibition travels about 100 venues including Japan, European and Asian countries, achieving approximately 4 million visitors worldwide throughout a year.

Ronaldo Schemidt from Agence France-Presse successfully claimed the World Press Photo of the Year. Mr. Schemidt captured the tense moment that one of protesters catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Other photos include states of civilians embroiled in the battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS in Iraq, teenage girls’ portraits after surviving from kidnapping and being strapped suicide bombs by Boko Haram in Nigeria, situations of animals whose freedom is affected with protections from poachers in South Africa.

Each of them describes the reality from the photographers’ perspectives, which are hardly seen in our everyday life. In addition, as the prize-winning photos internalize powerful expression, sometimes aesthetics and sometimes seriousness will approach the audience’s hearts directly. Therefore, we hope the exhibition brings you the opportunity to explore the documentaries or the decisive moments of the photographs.

Adults ¥800/College Students ¥ 600/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥400

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