Sessini was awarded a second prize at World Press Photo 2015 in the Spot News - Stories category, for a photo he took in the Ukraine during the Kiev protests in 2014. Steacy won for his Deadline exhibit, a feature report carried out over five years he spent in the pressroom and printing press of US daily The Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition to the work of these two photographers, 150 other prize-winning images are on display.

This is probably the most prestigious press photography contest in the world, and it is accompanied this year by a number of complementary exhibitions - the above-mentioned Deadline, Regards presented in collaboration with Oxfam-Québec, and Wapikoni mobile by way of photos taken during its audiovisual activities in First Nations communities. Last year, 45,000 visitors came to view the exhibition, and this year the numbers are expected to rise. This exciting cultural event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall, and it has invited as its spokesman multidisciplinary artist from the Abitibiwinni Algonquin Nation, Samian, whose works are also on display - a series of portraits taken in different indigenous communities across Quebec.

Founded in 1955, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with headquarters in Amsterdam, Holland. It is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Throughout the year, the exhibition travels to more than 100 cities in over 45 countries. To learn more, go to: www.worldpressphoto.org(lien externe)

World Press Photo Montréal
August 26 to September 27, 2015

 
Bonsecours Market
325, rue de la Commune E.
Montreal, QC

www.worldpressphotomontreal.ca(lien externe)
www.wppmtl.com(lien externe)

 
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Arash Khamooshi

 

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Giovanni Troilo

 

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Jérôme Sessini

 

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Mads Nissen

 

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Massimo Sestini

 

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Tomas Van Houtryve