The annual World Press Photo Exhibition reopened in Bucharest at the beginning of this month, at the initiative of EIDOS Cultural Foundation, founded by the Romanian documentary photographer Cristian Movilă, best known to the public for his reportage and human interest stories for top international magazines such as Newsweek, The New York Times and National Geographic.
For the second year in a row, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii supports the annual World Press Photo Exhibition in Romania. The most important international photojournalism exhibition can be visited in Piaţa Universităţii, Bucharest, until May 26th.
„The World Press Photo Exhibition offers one of the most profound visual experiences I have ever been a part of, a journey to the beautiful, the ineffable, and at the same time the dark side of humanity. We have once again joined forces with the EIDOS Cultural Foundation as we endeavour to encourage talent and performance in any form” declared Sorin Vlădescu, Partner at Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii.
„The World Press Photo Exhibition is the epitome of current events coverage in the interest of an informed society. Given that the media is undergoing a significant business model transformation, a different type of approach is needed, one which assures uncensored access to information and image. This is also the main reason why, from the start, World Press Photo rewarded and recognised the work of those photojournalists who were dedicated to certain subjects which, although important, rarely make a cover story”, says Cristian Movilă, founder of EIDOS Cultural Foundation.
The photographs presented this year were declared winners at the World Press Photo contest in 2013, and were selected from a total of 103,481 images taken by 5,666 photographers from 124 participating countries. In 2012, at the initiative of EIDOS Cultural Foundation – the organizer of this year’s exhibition – the most awarded press photographs returned to Romania after a 17-year hiatus and attracted over 25,000 visitors.
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2013 is open until May 26th, from 11.00 AM to 9.00 PM, in a specially designed location in Piaţa Universităţii.
About World Press Photo:
World Press Photo is the biggest and most prestigious international photojournalism contest. It is an initiative of the World Press Photo Foundation, which operates as an independent non-profit organization in an office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955.
World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. The contest began in 1955 when it drew entries from 42 photographers from 11 countries, with more than 300 pictures submitted. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that attracts over 3.5 million visitors every year.