TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Brookfield Place presents the 2012 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. 2012 marks the 11th year for the exhibition in the Allen Lambert Galleria, the only Toronto location on the Canadian tour.
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 5,247 photographers from 124 countries. In total 101,254 images were entered in the contest.
The exhibition is comprised of 167 photographs and is free and open to the public.
World Press Photo is a nonprofit organization based in Amsterdam founded in 1955. Its main aim is to support and promote internationally the work of professional press photographers. The annual exhibition will be shown at over 100 venues all over the world. Over the years, World Press Photo has evolved into an independent platform for photojournalism and the free exchange of information. www.worldpressphoto.org.
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 12.
A representative from World Press Photo in Amsterdam will be in Toronto through to Thursday, October 4 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.
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