The World’s Reality in Photos
till 4.10. 2015 - Daily 10 - 19 @ Karolinum, Prague
Founded in 1955, in Amsterdam, World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization, which annually acknowledges the best of international photojournalism in different categories: General News, Daily Life, Contemporary Issues, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports, and Spot News.
The Photo of the Year 2014, a portrait of gay lovers in St. Petersburg by Mads Nissen, from Denmark, is an aesthetically pleasing visual, but not a documentation of the social and legal discrimination of sexual minorities in Russia. For this reason, this decision has also been controversial. Together with other 2014 winners, this image was refused to be displayed at the photojournalism festival Visa Pour I’Image in France, to protest the contest organizers’ decisions.
Another prize winning photo, by Russian Sergei Ilnitsky tells a sad story. It shows how a family in Donetsk was about to have dinner, and as they were setting the table, a bomb exploded nearby. Everything is coated with dust and broken glass; the curtains and table are stained in blood.
Besides the world’s crises, photos in the Long-Term Project category focus on social issues and personal hardships. This year’s winner, American Darcy Padilla, followed the life of Julie Baird and her family for eleven years, in San Francisco, depicting a story of poverty, complicated by drugs, AIDS, births and deaths.
The 58th World Press Photo exhibition in Prague, which closes Oct 4th, documents everything from wars and crises to daily issues worldwide. It is an educational way to see what is going on, differently than dry news reporting; such impactful, touching images convey real emotions to personalize the issues showing how we can all relate to them.
Open Daily 10am -7pm
Three Tales @ The New Stage by National Theatre Opera (Foto: Hana Smejkalová)
by Beryl Korot & Steve Reich
Giant airship installed over Prague's DOX Centre by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Dox - FB)
Wooden zeppelin named Gulliver is a place for art and literature discussion
Czech and Slovak puppets added to UNESCO list by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The tradition joins Czech folk dances and processions as Intangible Cultural Heritage
Henri Rousseau and his naïve world by Marya Oliynyk - Anglo American University
Henri Rousseau exhibition running till Jan 15, 2017 @ National Gallery in Prague
PSC presents Lisa Wolpe on Shakespeare and gender-bending by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The LGTB activist and director will present her solo show plus a workshop and lecture
Dust and Light: The Burning Man Collection by Oliva Marcus - Anglo American University (Foto: Marek Musil)
Exhibition running till November 20, 2016 @ Nikon Photo Gallery
Akcent festival starts at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A play called New Bohemia has its world premiere at the documentary theater festival
Cirque du Soleil coming to Prague's O2 Arena by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: cirquedusoleil.com)
The Canadian contemporary circus troupe will perform Varekai
Jan Kaplický opening at the Dancing House by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Czech architect known for his unrealized Blob library design would have turned 80 in 2017
Photos and films of Václav Havel at DOX by Prague.TV (Foto: Tomki Nemec - DOX)
The former president's life was captured by two photographers and a filmmaker
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