World Press Photo Competition

After 56 years, the World Press Photo Exhibition is finally in Christchurch for the very first time and is proudly hosted by our university.

The exhibition is a product of  worldwide  contests in press photography that aims to recognise outstanding visual storytelling. There are 130 photographs on display this year that were selected from 90,000 submitted photographs by 5754 photographers across nine categories.

In case it has missed your eye (it’s hard to miss though) the exhibition is on Level 2 of the Central Library in between the two elevator wings.

The images capture various aspects of life, each with its own perspective that is open to varied interpretation.  It is a grey maze that mounts the photos and includes visuals of war, wildlife, iconic sports moments and then there are some that will have a lasting effect on you and make you walk away with a deep and profound thought.

The exhibition has been on display since the beginning of this month and is scheduled to close on 22 August 2014. So, there’s still a chance for you to see it if you haven’t already. Also, it’s free; there are no viewing fees. Now, who in their right mind misses out on free stuff?

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