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Tunduru Gardens, in Maputo. File photo: worldpressphoto.org
The world’s largest photojournalism exhibition, World Press Photo, will open in Jardim Tunduru in Maputo’s central business district at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. The initiative is brought to the country by World Photojournalism Mozambique, an entity supported by the Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
For the third time, the exhibition will feature photographs taken by Mozambican and foreign photographers, this year on ‘Religions and Beliefs’ in Mozambique and the rest of Africa, “a constantly evolving theme shaping African society”, according to the curatorship.
This year the @NLinMozambique and #PhotoContestMozambique2018 brings the @WorldPressPhoto Exhibition to #Mozambique. This exhibition shows the winners of the 2018 @WorldPressPhoto alongside the winners of the local contest. pic.twitter.com/UqhFvnxO2X
— NL Embassy in Maputo (@NLinMozambique) November 9, 2018
In addition to the World Press Photo Exhibition, a special exhibition of the World Press Photo Foundation’s 6×6 Global Talent Program, and the results of the Mozambican Photo Contest 2018 on Religion and Beliefs will be shown.
The 6×6 exhibition showcases stories by the six selected African talents, with a feature on the six South American talents. The Mozambican Photo Contest 2018 on ‘Religion and Beliefs’ will be accompanied by lectures and debates, reflecting on media development and religion and beliefs in Mozambique.
According to a press release, “the winning photos will selected based on skills, reflection of the theme and passion for photography, by a jury composed of Babette Warendorf (curator of World Press Photo), Christine Cibert (French curator), Jesper Milner Henriksen (Centre for Documentation and Photographic Education), Mozambican photographer Mauro Pinto, Ghanaian photographer Nii Obodai, and Paulo Nunes (Prodata and Canon official distributor).
About 40 Mozambican professional and amateur photographers submitted work in response to a call for entries last month. Prizes varying from monetary values to materials also guarantee the three winners the opportunity to participate in the global exhibition in 2019.
The opening of the World Press Photo Exhibition on Thursday will be hosted by the Mozambican Minister of Culture and Tourism, Silva Dunduro, with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Henny de Vries, and the mayor of Maputo, David Simango also attending.
Check out the special #Wpph6x6 Global Talent Program exhibition by the six selected African talents, with a feature on the six South American talents shown together with the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 in #Maputo! Plan your visit here: https://t.co/iN2qT3wjEq pic.twitter.com/4kZxcPpSGH
— World Press Photo (@WorldPressPhoto) November 2, 2018
World Press Photo awards photographers for the best images of visual journalism in the past year. It is the world’s top competition for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. The 2018 Photo Contest attracted submissions from all over the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images.
The jury selected candidates in eight categories, including the new Environment category. The winners are 42 photographers from 22 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Kingdom United States, and Venezuela.
Until December 13, Maputo will join the more than four million people who will see the winning images at a travelling exhibition in around 100 cities around the world, from Amsterdam to Washington, Cali to Islamabad and Taipei.
The winners are photographers from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Kingdom United States, and Venezuela – 22 countries in all.
During the 22 days the exhibition is in Mozambique, debates will be held, starting on Friday, in the Orange Corners area of the Netherlands Embassy in Maputo. Look out also for workshops for professional and amateur photographers, and tours of the exhibition in the Tunduru Gardens every Saturday and Sunday, guided by Babette Warendorf, curator of World Press Photo.
By José dos Remédios
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