TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Brookfield Place is proud to announce that it will host the 2015 World Press Photo Exhibition in the Allen Lambert Galleria from September 30 to October 20, 2015. 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. 2015 marks the 15th year for the exhibition in the Allen Lambert Galleria, the only Toronto location on the Canadian tour.
View the collection of winning images from the 58th World Press Photo contest presented by Brookfield Place in Toronto.
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. The images were selected from 97,912 photos taken by 5,692 photographers from 131 different countries. The World Press Photo contest encourages the highest standards in photojournalism, and creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions.
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 14.
A representative from World Press Photo in Amsterdam will be in Toronto through to October 1 for media requests.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
Arts Brookfield: Enlivening Public Spaces
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, dance, theatre 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. The award-winning programs of Arts Brookfield in the New York and Toronto markets attract almost 5,000,000, visitors per year, with thousands of visitors also attending similar programs at Brookfield's flagship properties in Los Angeles, Calgary, Denver, and Houston. For more information, visit www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com.
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Brookfield Office Properties Canada is the country's preeminent office Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 27 premier office properties totalling 20.4 million square feet in the downtown cores of Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver, and development sites of 980,000 square feet and 1.4 million square feet in Toronto and Calgary, respectively. Landmark assets include Brookfield Place and First Canadian Place in Toronto and Bankers Hall in Calgary.
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