WORLD PRESS PHOTO SINGAPORE
Singapore's established photography community is enriched with the hosting of the 56th World Press Photo exhibition from 8 through 30 March 2014 at the Raffles Hotel.
World Press Photo Singapore enriches the existing microcosm of photography awards, festivals and exhibitions Singapore has developed and attracted in the last decades. 23 Singaporean photographers submitted their pictures to the 56th 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.
World Press Photo Singapore 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 images, listen to the guided 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.
SCHOOL VISITS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL
For school classes planning a visit to the 56th exhibition, World Press Photo Foundation has developed a package of learning tools called Look & Click: an introduction to photojournalism. The package provides resources for teachers introducing the subject of journalism and press photography to their students. It is ideally suited to be used in combination with a visit to the exhibition and offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of visual communication.
2013 EXHIBITION GUIDE APP
The 2013 Exhibition Guide app is free and available for iOS (iTunes Store) and Android (Google Play Store) devices.
The mobile app features:
THE 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST
The winners of the 56th World Press Photo Contest were announced on 15 February 2013. Out of 103.481 submitted pictures taken by 5,666 photographers from 124 nationalities 154 winning photos were selected taken by 54 photographers representing 33 nationalities.
The international jury of the annual World Press Photo Contest selected a picture by Paul Hansen from Sweden as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.
Browse the gallery to view all 154 winning photographs, hear the jury's perspective on the contest and its winners, check out the cities and countries in the exhibition tour, and much more.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO FOUNDATION
World Press Photo Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. The Foundation strives to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information.
The activities of World Press Photo Foundation include the organization of an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creation of greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications. World Press Photo strongly believes in the power of visual journalism to inspire and shape us.
Annually, photographers can submit their entries to the photo contest via the entry site, which is open from December through January each year. After two intense weeks of judging in February, the collection of winning photos are printed and prepared for their global tour that starts as of April.
In World Press Photo's archive you can find over 10.000 winning images from the last 55 years, showcasing not only half a century of human history but also successive styles in photography and reportage.
World Press Photo Foundation is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955 by Dutch photojournalists whom wanted to expose themselves to their international colleagues. Official partner facilitating the World Press Photo 2013 exhibition in Singapore is Res Publica Pte. Ltd.
Since 2008, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands is the royal patron of the World Press Photo Foundation. Prince Constantijn is the youngest son of Princess Beatrix and a brother of King Willem-Alexander. Here you can read the closing speech that Prince Constantijn gave at the awards ceremony.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST?
Please click here to find out on how to participate in the annual World Press Photo Contest.
Exhibition World Press Photo Singapore
Date 8 - 30 March 2014
Venue Raffles Hotel Arcade
Audio tour Free audio tour app here
Free WiFi available on location
Advisory Some mature content