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TEHRAN, 7 May 2018 (UNIC) -- The Exhibition will be open to the public from 10th May to 1st June at the Niavaran Cultural Centre in Tehran

About World Press Photo

The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers.

The prize-winning pictures usually are presented in an exhibition visiting around 100 cities in about 45 countries over the course of each year and seen by more than 4 million people annually worldwide.

 Best of 2016-2018 World Press Photo

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is proud to present The Best of 2016-2018 World Press Photo Exhibition in Tehran, with carefully chosen photos from the exhibitions from the years 2016 until 2018. The categories are: Contemporary Issues, General News, People, Spot News, Daily Life, Sports, Nature and Long-Term Projects, with a new category in 2018 ‘Environment’.

This special exhibition will be officially opened by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tehran on May 9th at the opening ceremony in the presence of the government officials, diplomats, media and special guests. The Best of 2016-2018 World Press Photo Exhibition will be open for public on Thursday the 10th of May onwards and that same day, workshops will be provided for Iranian photojournalists.

Partners and Sponsors

The Best of 2016-2018 World Press Photo Exhibition is an initiative by the World Press Photo Foundation, and is brought to Tehran by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Iranian Photojournalist Association. World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The local partners are the United Nations Information Center in Iran, and Niavaran Cultural Center. They are grateful for the support of their sponsor Bavaria.

World Press Freedom Day

The Best of 2016-2018 World Press Photo Exhibition coincides with the World Press Freedom Day on the 3rd of May 2018.  The theme of the 2018 celebration is: Keeping Power in Check:  Media, Justice and The Rule of Law.

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General said: "On World Press Freedom Day 2018, I call on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists. Promoting a free press is standing up for our right to truth."

The World Press Photo Foundation supports the ambition of the United Nations Secretary-General. Laurens Korteweg, Director of Exhibitions at World Press Photo, stated ‘We showcase stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. We encourage photographers in the whole world to present their stories and inform the public with different perspectives.  We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience and encourage debate on their meaning.’

He added: ‘Every year we receive amazing contributions from Iranian photographers, who are known for their professionalism, good eye, attention to details and high technique. Their experiences are valuable and unique and we hope to incorporate more Iranian photographers into future editions of the contest.’


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