170 photos from 45 countries are part of the World Press Photo Romania exhibition, the most important global photo-journalism event of this kind, and are available for public, at the National Library in Bucharest, until June 10th.
The official opening of the exhibition took place on Thursday. The exhibition in Bucharest is part of an international tour.
Evening’s host was Melania Medeleanu, with Erik de Kruijf (Project Manager World Press Photo), Mihnea Constantinescu (special ambassador within Romanian Foreign Ministry), Matthijs van Bonzel (Netherlands ambassador), Radu Cosarca (External Relations Manager Enel Romania), Ronald Binkofski (General Manager Microsoft Romania) and Cristian Movila (Fondator EIDOS Foundation) talking about the way World Press Photo contributes to a better understanding of the problems today’s society is facing.
Besides the access offered daily to the exhibition. World Press is also on the map for Museums Night, that will take place on May 19th.
World Press Photo Romania is an intiative coming from EIDOS Cultural Foundation, founded by Cristian Movila, known for working with prestigious international publications, such as Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine or National Geographic.
World Press Photo Romania is supported by Enel, Microsoft, Canon Romania, US Embassy, The Kingdom of The Netherlands Embassy, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, MoneyGram International, British Council, Romanian National Library, Romanian Culture Ministry.