World Press Photo 2006

30/Sep/2006 - 29/Oct/2006
World Press Photo is an extensive mirror on the modern world, an event important to both visual culture and historical scholarship. It may be stated without exaggeration that the exhibit is one of the most popular cultural events in Budapest.

World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organisation founded in the Netherlands in 1955 with the objective of supporting and promoting the work of professional photojournalists around the world. Over the years it has become an independent forum for photographic journalism in general, as well as a promoter of the free and unrestricted flow of information.

In achieving these aims, World Press Photo holds an annual photography competition, the largest and most prestigious in the world. Winning pictures are put on tour and are viewed by over a million people in thirty-five countries.

The exhibition is accompanied by a yearbook in seven languages that serves simultaneously as an exhibition catalogue and an intriguing independent document. As the organisation observes developments in the field of photojournalism and organises its regular events, greater emphasis is given each year to educational programs.
Primary sponsor: Winterthur
Other sponsors: Magyar Fejlesztési Bank Rt., Pro Cultura Urbis Közalapítvány, Malév, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Herber Hausner Kft., Artotel, Novoprint Rt.
Media sponsors: MTI, HVG, Magyar Hírlap, 168 Óra, RadioCafe, Reflex magazin

Exhibition organised by Tamás Révész, Herald Publishers, Director of the World Press Photo International Advisory Board