TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Brookfield Place presents the 2013 World
Press Photo Exhibition in the Allen Lambert Galleria. This traveling
exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual
contest on press photography and is presented with the support of
Brookfield Place and ArtsBrookfield. 2013 marks the 12th year for the
exhibition in the Allen Lambert Galleria, the only Toronto location on
the Canadian tour.
The prize winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting more
than 100 cities in over 45 countries. The exhibition is comprised of
165+ photographs and is free and open to the public.
Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen
members, judges the entries in nine different categories, submitted by
photojournalists, agencies, newspapers and magazines from all corners
of the world. This year's competition attracted 5,666 photographers
from 124 countries. In total 101,254 images were entered in the
World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual
journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing
high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling
worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and
appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual
journalists, and for the free exchange of information. World Press
Photo is an independent non-profit organization with its office in
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.
Brookfield Place is a landmark address deeply rooted in the commercial,
cultural and social fabric of Toronto. Home to some of the world's most
prestigious financial and legal firms, and the corporate head quarters
of many preeminent Canadian corporations, the 2.6 million square foot
complex fosters business and commerce of global significance. Conceived
by Spanish designer/architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava, the Allen
Lambert Galleria is an award-winning six-storey pedestrian avenue
resplendent in light and glass. It measures 85 feet high, 45 feet wide
and 360 feet long and is the main venue for World Press Photo 13.
A representative from World Press Photo in Amsterdam will be in Toronto
through to October 3 for media requests.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and
is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
Brookfield Office Properties enlivens its public spaces through an
acclaimed visual and performing arts program. Arts Brookfield is
committed to working with regional artists and commissioning original
works of art in all disciplines including visual art, photography,
dance, theater and music. These events offer artists unique
opportunities to work in new and unusual spaces while providing
provocative cultural experiences for tenants and visitors alike.
For more information about the series or to view a complete calendar
listing of related special events, visit artsbrookfieldproperties.com/toronto/ or brookfieldplacenewsandevents.com
Image with caption: "World Press Photo of the Year 2013 Paul Hansen, Sweden, Dagens Nyheter (CNW Group/Brookfield Place)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131001_C5792_PHOTO_EN_31504.jpg
SOURCE: Brookfield Place
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