World Press Photo 2007

22/Sep/2007 - 21/Oct/2007
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. This year 4,460 professional photographers from 124 countries entered 78,083 images in the most prestigious annual international competition in press photography. The judging sessions took place in Amsterdam from 27 January to 8 February. The jury gave prizes in 10 theme categories to 60 photographers of 23 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territories, People's Republic of China, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA.


 

Winning pictures are put on tour and are viewed by over a million people in numerous countries. The exhibition is accompanied by a yearbook that serves simultaneously as an exhibition catalogue and an intriguing independent document.

World Press Photo is a travelling exhibit. In Hungary, it is organised by the Herald Press Agency under the leadership of Tamás Révész, Director of the World Press Photo International Advisory Board.
        
Principal sponsor of the exhibition in Hungary: AXA Pénzügyi Biztonság
Sponsors: MALÉV, Budapest Főváros Közgyűlés, Gazdasági Bizottsága, Dynamo Budapest, Herber Hausner Kft., Pharma Press, Artotel, Royal Netherlands Embassy
Media sponsors: Sprektrum, TV GEO, MTI, HVG, Heti Válasz, 168 óra, radiócafé 98.6