January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm
What first started out as a national competition became an international annual event when members of the Dutch photojournalists’ union came up with the idea back in 1955. Ever since that first competition, the people at Nederlandse Vereniging van Fotojournalisten (NVF) have always displayed the winning pictures in an exhibition. At first there were only over 300 photographs sent in by 42 photographers from 11 countries that were submitted for the competition. Over the years, these numbers have increased tremendously, as evident with the record number of images received for the competition in 2011 – a whopping 108, 059 images taken by 5,691 photographers from 125 countries including Malaysia.
This year, Malaysia is fortunate to be selected once again to host this unique, one-of-a-kind travelling exhibition that will be held from 30th January till 19th March 2012 at four different locations – Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu and Penang. Like the years before, visitors to this exhibition will be treated with the winning photographs that is bound to stop a person in their tracks and make its viewers think twice about the issue that is being highlighted. The range of topics that were covered by this year’s winners are simply amazing; from the earthquake in Haiti to the Madrid bullfights are a handful of the subjects represented among 2011?s award-winning crop.
So make it a point to come and visit the World Press Photo 11 exhibition at these locations and dates:-
KLCC Convention Centre from 30th January till 12th February 2012
Balai Seni Lukis Negara from 14th February till 23rd February 2012
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
1 Borneo Shopping Mall from 27th February till 8th March 2012
Penang Town Hall from 10th March till 19th March 2012
For more information about the exhibition, please log on to their website here.
Photos (c) Jodi Bieber, Institute for Artist Management/Goodman Gallery for Time magazine, Seamus Murphy, VII Photo Agency, Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images