Montreal, August 11, 2022 – The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition team is proud to announce that, as part of its 15th edition, which will take place from August 31 to October 2 at Bonsecours Market, the 15 World Press Photo of the Year prizewinners from the past 15 years will be presented to the public, in addition to the 2022 contest’s award winners.
As a reminder, artist Caroline Monnet will serve as the spokesperson for this 15th edition, during which she will also present the world premiere of her exhibition Ikwewak (Women). Among the other exhibitions, photographer Justine Latour will present her exhibition Claire 107 years old for the very first time. This exhibition visually chronicles the remarkable journey of Claire Sigouin, still self-sufficient at 107 years old, residing in the house where she has lived since 1932, in Bois-des-Filion.
Seeing Beyond the Horizon. Together: Therapeutic adventures for young people with cancer
Since 1996, the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation has given young people with cancer the opportunity to leave the hospital and immerse themselves in nature. Accompanied by a medical team and therapeutic adventure facilitators, they take up the challenge of a four-to-twelve-day expedition in a remote environment. Photography is of vital importance to the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation. A volunteer blogger/photographer joins each expedition. The photos remind young people that their cancer experience has also had happy moments, which helps sustain the therapeutic benefits of the program.
Les Décrypteurs: the underbelly of disinformation
How can one distinguish between the real and the fake when surfing the Internet? What are the different varieties of fake news? Can the eye deceive the viewer when presented with a doctored photograph or is it easy to spot whether it has been manipulated? Visitors can expect answers to these questions as part of the Les Décrypteurs exhibition by the Radio-Canada team, spotlighting the work of Alexis De Lancer, Marie-Pier Elie, Jeff Yates and Nicholas De Rosa.
Des images qui marquent (Images that leave their mark)
To mark the anniversary of the World Press Photo Montreal exhibition, 12 of La Presse’s current photographers will each present an image that has left an impression on them over the course of their career. These poignant snapshots were brought to life by photographers Hugo-Sébastien Aubert, David Boily, Marco Campanozzi, Martin Chamberland, Olivier Jean, Sarah Mongeau-Birkett, Edouard Plante-Fréchette, Alain Roberge, François Roy, Patrick Sanfaçon, Robert Skinner and Martin Tremblay.
About the World Press Photo Montreal exhibition
Often dubbed the Oscars of photojournalism, the World Press Photo features the prizewinning photographs selected by a jury from a vast selection of nearly 65,000 submissions by 4,066 photojournalists hailing from 130 countries. Presented since 2005, the Montreal exhibition is one of the world’s most highly attended editions. The prizewinning photographs are divided into four categories: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects, and Open Format. The World Press Photo Montreal exhibition receives support from ICI RDI, La Presse, and the SDC Vieux-Montréal.
About World Press Photo
Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization with its headquarters in Amsterdam. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards of photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Each year, the exhibition travels to more than 100 cities in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million visitors. The World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and PwC.
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