World Press Photo, the strongest international photojournalism exhibition, visited by over 3.5M people every year, will reach Bucharest on May 7th, due to the efforts of Eidos Foundation.
5.692 photo-reporters and photographers from 131 countries participated to WPP’s 2014 edition; the exhibition brings to the Romanian public the selection of the most valuable photos documented from the total of 97,912 images entered into the competition. This year’s exhibition brings a new category, Long Term Projects, which proved very popular since entry phase, gathering 14,583 images.
The big winner of the competition “The photo of 2014” is an image signed by the Danish photographer Mads Nissen; the image will be exhibited in Bucharest along with the over 100 photos selected by the independent jury of the competition.
We brought WPP in Romania, with the mission to inspire Romanians’ interest for photography as art. Last year, over 48,000 people visited the exhibition and our ambition increased: this year, we expect 100,000 people. We want to help Romanians to make a habit from consuming art, not only photography. We want WPP’s public to experience a new experience this year, with photo selection being a really special one, which bring new subjects into discussion. Once with this year’s edition, we aim to start transforming WPP from an exhibition into a platform for cultural events. We are waiting with projections of movies and ShortsUp sessions
President Eidos Foundation
The exhibition’s program is also available on event’s Facebook page.
For the 4th year in a row, the exhibition, organized by Eidos Foundation, will be open to the public between May 8 – 29, in the University Square from Romanian capital.
The media partners of the event are Pro TV, RFI, Evenimentul Zilei, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, Beau Monde, Esquire Special, Marie Claire, Hotnews, Paginademedia, Tango Marea Dragoste, 9Am, Liternet, Modernism, Markmedia, AdHugger, Artline.ro, Iqool, 4fun, LZR, Teen Press, Veiozaarte.ro, Vernisaje.com, Vinsieu.ro, Urbo.ro and Radardemedia.ro.
The exhibition travels all over the world, in over 100 locations from 45 countries, and is visited by over 3.5M people at every edition. The winning photos were selected by an independent international jury, based in Amsterdam and including 19 experts. The jury was presided by Michele McNally, Director of Photography and Assistant Managing Editor The New York Times.
WPP is an initiative of World Press Photo Foundation, founded in Netherlands in 1955 and who activates as an independent non-profit organization with headquarters in Amsterdam. The competition started in 1955, when 42 photographers from 11 countries entered over 300 photos to be judged.
In 2012, the exhibition reached to Bucharest after 18 years of absence, through Eidos foundation’sfor the first time after