World Press Photo at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome

The world’s most popular traveling photo exhibition

The World Press Photo exhibition is on this May after over 60 years in action and will be presented at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Every year, for over 60 years, an independent jury, made up of international experts, is asked to express itself on thousands of requests for participation sent to the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam by photojournalists from all over the world.

For the 2018 edition the jury – who divided the works into eight categories, including the new category on the Environment – appointed 42 photographers from 22 countries. Among the winners also 5 Italians: Alessio Mamo, second in the People – single category; Luca Locatelli, second in the Environment – stories category; Fausto Podavini, second in the Long-Term Projects category, Giulio di Sturco, second in the Contemporary Issues category – singles and Francesco Pistilli, third in the General News category – stories.

In total, there are 307 photographs named in the eight categories. The photo of the year, chosen in the Spot News category, is by Ronaldo Schemidt (Caracas, 1971), a Venezuelan photographer from Agence France Presse. To be awarded, a shot that depicts a boy fleeing, wrapped in flames, during an event in May 2017, against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas. Magdalena Herrera, director of photography Geo France and chair of the jury, said about the
winning photograph: “It’s a classical photo, but it has an instantaneous energy and dynamic. The colours, the movement, and it’s very well composed, it has strength. I got an instantaneous emotion…”

The show is inspiring in its re-contextualization of journalistic images within an artistic setting.


TILL 27 MAY 2018

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Nazionale, 194

Open Tues-Thurs, 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-10pm; Sun, 10am-8pm; Mon closed

Entry fee €10 – 12.50

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