World Press Photo at Museo di Roma in Trastevere

The world’s most popular traveling photo exhibition

For a summation of both the most interesting professional photojournalists and a snapshot of last year’s major events, head to the Museo di Roma in Trastevere. The globally traveling World Press Photo Exhibition has been operating for almost 60 years, and has made a huge impact on the quality of photojournalism and our understanding of events in countries far from our own.

This year, the foundation examined 82.000 photo submissions to create the final exhibition. Featuring 42 photographers from 21 different countries, the show displays subjects ranging from portraits, nature, to news and sport features. The exhibition in Trastevere will only be on for one month, so do not hesitate to see these powerful snapshots of 2015 before it moves on.

World Press Photo 2016 at Museo Roma Trastevere
© Warren Richardson – Hope for a New Life

The jury of WPP has selected an image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. Richardson’s picture shows refugees crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Horgoš (Serbia) and Röszke (Hungary). Taken at night on 28 August 2015, this man and child were part of the movement of people seeking to cross into Hungary before a secure fence on the border was completed.

With the aim of creating a stronger understanding of what it is to be human in this world, this awe-inspiring, sometimes confrontational yet ultimately uplifting exhibit will definitely open one’s eyes.

WORLD PHOTO PRESS EXHIBITION

TILL 29 MAY
Museo di Roma in Trastevere
Piazza Sant’Egidio, 1B
Tues-Sun 10am-8pm
Entry fee €8.5 /7.5
www.museodiromaintrastevere.it
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