World Press Photos 2017

The 12th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo takes place from August 30st to October 1st, 2017, at the Bonsecours Market (Old Montreal).

The event will showcase the photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the world. In 2016, 5000 photographers from 125 countries submitted a total of 80 000 images.

Since the first award ceremony in 1955, the World Press Photo has become the most esteemed photojournalism event.
– The New York Times

 Photographic electroshock. 
– Le Devoir

The prestigious and provocative World Press Photo exhibition reveals the full breadth of life.
– The Gazette

Exceptional quality photos of the world as it is.
– La Presse

For more information and ticket prices: 514-581-0281

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Sunday to Wednesday: 10am to 10pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am until midnight

Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge

Contemporary Issues, first prize singles
Jonathan Bachman, USA
July 9, 2016

Iesha Evans (27) stands her ground at a rally against police violence against black men, outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA. Evans had travelled to Baton Rouge to protest the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot at close range while being held to the ground by two white police officers on 5 July.

The fatal shooting of Sterling came at a time of heightened tension in the US over the deaths of black men at the hands of the police. Data collected by The Counted, an initiative set up by The Guardian to record such fatalities, found that in 2016, black males aged 15-34 were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by law enforcement officers. Evans was arrested at the protest, but released later that evening.

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