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World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition in Chorzów

Event runs from May 26, 2016 to Jun 15, 2016 (Chorzów)

This is an important event for all lovers of photography. Exhibition is in fact a presentation of the photo contest which rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. The last time Exhibition was hosted in the region more than ten years ago and always reached great popularity.

 - We decided to present again the best journalistic pictures in the world - said Andrzej Kotala, President of Chorzów - It will be an opportunity to contact with art photography at the highest level.

 

The exhibition will be presented in the hall of the former power plant in Huta Królewska (Royal Steelworks). This beautiful postindustrial place is registered in the Silesian Voivodeship register of objects of cultural heritage. Residents of the region will be able to view photos for three weeks.

World Press Photo Exhibition is the worldwide brand and through it we would like to propose something unique to our inhabitants - said Magdalena Sekuła, Representative of the President for Chorzów in the field of Social Activisation - We have also planned many accompanying events. It will be a great opportunity to meet all lovers of good photography.

 

Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge. The vernissage is scheduled for 25 May of 2016 at 7 PM.

The exhibition will be available for the general audience in the dates from 26 May to 15 June 2016. Opening hours will be 10 AM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday and 10 AM to 10 PM on the weekends and holidays.

Organizer of the event is the City Hall in Chorzów together with Intergenerational Integration Centre.

 

Recall: World Press Photo is the most important contest of press photographers in the World. Organiser of the contest is the World Press Photo Foundation which was established in 1955. Contest is yearly and results are announced in February.

In the contest there are many categories including single pictures as well as stories (reportages). The competition categories include, among others: Photo of the Year, Sport, Daily Life, Nature etc. Every year World Press Photo Foundation gets several thousand of pictures from the entire world. The exhibition is a presentation of the best photos selected in the framework of the World Press Photo 2016 contest.

 

More information available on:

 

WWW:

www.chorzow.eu i www.centrum.chorzow.eu

 

FACEBOOK:

www.facebook.com/World-Press-Photo-Chorzow

 

TWITTER:

twitter.com/wpphChorzow

 

INSTAGRAM:

www.instagram.com/worldpressphotochorzow

 

MAIL:

wpphchorzow@gmail.com

 

Information for media:

 

Magdalena Sekuła,  Representative of the President for Chorzów in the field of Social Activisation

 Tel. 32 241 24 59

Mob. + 48 505 897 525

 Mail. sekula_m@chorzow.eu

 

Małgorzata Culak, Intergenerational Integration Centre.

Tel. 32 241 24 59

Mob. + 48 501 166 270

Mail. culak_m@chorzow.eu

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