world press photo 2019

The world’s most prestigious annual photo exhibition opens in town on September 19, displaying the biggest moments of last year. Hailed as the Oscars of photojournalism, the World Press Photo exhibitions attract up to 4 million people each year worldwide in some 45 different countries.

Now, in its 62nd year, the World Press Photo exhibition is the most significant travelling exhibition dedicated entirely to photojournalism, profiling the globe’s top press photographers and showcasing the world’s most provocative and poignant press photos.

To select the winners of the 2019 contest, an international panel of judges reviewed 78,801 photographs over a three-week period that commenced on January 12.

The photos were submitted in nine categories, such as Contemporary issues, Environment, General news, Long-term projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports, Spot news, and the newest headline category introduced in 2019: Story of the year. 4,738 photographers competed from 129 countries, from whom 43 photographers were awarded, including Hungarian photographer Bence Máté.

Date: 19 September – 23 October 2019

Venue: Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum (Hungarian National Museum)
1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 14–16.

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