World Press Photo 2013 exhibition will visit Riga
Over 100,000 images were submitted to the international jury this year and photographers from 124 countries took part in the World Press Photo contest.
The winning photographs reflect the most creative and outstanding contemporary photojournalism within nine categories - news, portraits, scenes of everyday life as well as nature and sports photography. By showcasing the best images, the exhibition encourages public debate on global issues and the most important events of the previous year. It will be the first time since 1991 that the World Press Photo exhibition visits Riga.
World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner Paul Hansen will give a public talk in Riga.
An extensive educational programme on photojournalism is planned alongside the exhibition. It is a part of the Tête-à-Tête 20 Episodes arts programme, supported by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation. Public talks by Paul Hansen, the World Press Photo of the Year 2012 winner, Jan Grarup, winner in the Sports category and Stephan Vanfleteren, winner in the Portrait category, will take place on May 23 in Cinema Splendid Palace.
The education programme also includes a masterclass and portfolio review for local photojournalists, as well as a learning package for secondary school students on media and press photography.
The World Press Photo 2013 exhibition in Riga is organised by ISSP and Ascendum. The exhibition is supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Riga, Riga 2014 and Riga City Council.
The public talks by the World Press Photo winners, educational programme for schools, portfolio review and masterclass are supported by the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation.