Humanity and aesthetically powerful
Thus, the new opening World Press Photo exhibition features with these adjectives which best describe what has sorrounded us during the last year. A travelling exhibition which is a result of the worldwide annual contest on photojournalism. In figures, 5.692 photographers from 131 countries; 97.912 images in the contest.
One of all of these shocking shots were Mads Nissen‘s pictures. He won the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 with one particular image and now it is displayed around the world as well as in that showing. The picture shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. The winning picture belongs to a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia”.
Moreover, another kind of pictures are exhibited, such as Tomas Van Houtryve drones’ creation. A demonstration which I had the chance to see entirely during the DOCfield 2015 Festival that took place in Barcelona last spring.
These images are displayed in Vertigo, the TU/e Science Park building in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) between September 23 to October 15 of 2015.
“It is an historic time for the image… the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity,” said Jury chair Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times.
Eindhoven: new World Press Photo exhibition by Andrea Ariet Gallego is licensed under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-SinObraDerivada 4.0 Internacional License.