CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHER AMBER BRACKEN, WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR PRIZEWINNER, WILL BE IN MONTREAL TO LAUNCH THE EVENT’S 15th EDITION
The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition team is proud to announce that Canadian photographer Amber Bracken, World Press Photo of the Year prizewinner, will be in Montreal to launch the event’s 15th edition , which takes place from August 31 to October 2 at Bonsecours Market.
Amber Bracken, World Press Photo of the Year prizewinner
This year, the jury of the most prestigious international press photography contest awarded its top prize to Canadian photographer Amber Bracken for Kamloops Residential School, a photograph taken for The New York Times.
Photographed in British Columbia, the red dresses hung on wooden crosses commemorate the children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Amber Bracken photographs primarily across western North America, specializing in relationship based and historically contextualized storytelling. Her work explores the intersections of environment, culture, and colonization. The Albertan photographer has covered global issues for media outlets such as National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Maclean’s, ESPN, and The New York Times.