Singapore’s established photography community is enriched with the hosting of the 57th World Press Photo exhibition. The 151 winning photos of 53 photographers from 25 countries will be on show at the Raffles Hotel Arcade from 10 January through 1 February 2015 .
World Press Photo exhibition enriches the existing microcosm of photography awards, festivals and exhibitions Singapore has developed and attracted in the last decades. 24 Singaporean photographers submitted their pictures to the 57th contest. This ambition to belong to the world top, encourages cooperation with Singaporean photographers to bring World Press Photo to the closer attention of the public. In 2013 Stefen Chow (Singaporean PR) won a World Press Photo award with his portrait of Ai Wei Wei. For the 58th Contest photographer How Hwee Young is member of the Sports Jury, being the second Singaporean to be on the World Press Photo jury since the contest was established in 1955.
World Press Photo also complements the current landscape in which the fast social media with quick interactions, images, and videos take an ever increasing share. The free exhibition which is held outdoors, allows the public to easily access the exhibition and stroll along the the large impressive images, listen to the guided audio tour, and read the stories behind the images and their makers, allowing for moments of inspiration, reflection, and discussion with family, friends, teachers and peers.
10 January – 1 February 2015
Raffles Hotel Singapore
8.00 am – 11.00 pm – 7 days a week
Free audio tour app
Wheel chair accessible
Advisory: some mature content
SG Car Valet: Seah Street
SG Car Valet: Carver Street
Wilson Parking Singapore: 1 Beach Rd
MRT Bras Basah: 500 meter, 6 minute walk
MRT Bugis: 700 meter, 9 minute walk
Yellow line, stop 18:
Red line, stop 9: