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
Czech-Chinese dance work to premiere at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Divadlo Archa)
Ordinary People finds similar life stories in dancers from different countries
Festival Spectaculare starting fourth edition by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The multi-genre festival will bring electronic and ambient music and more
Dave Johns will be live in Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The British comedian will be at a downtown movie theater for one show only
Slav Epic seen by 400,000 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Prague City Gallery)
Cycle of paintings will now go to Asia for a tour
The Cremator by Národní Divadlo - The Estates Theatre
Spalovač mrtvol (orig. Czech titel) by Ladislav Fuks
Paintings of Havel open at DOX by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Martin Polák)
A new cycle of 10 paintings by Tomáš Císařovský chronicle the late president's life
Kids Riot as a Surrealist Reflection of Today’s Society by Marya Oliynyk - Anglo American University (Foto: Fotograf Gallery)
Permanent Transformation @ Fotograf Gallery, until 17th of December
Prague 7 seeks to be an art district by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Továrna)
A new plan will encourage cooperation among institutions
Three Tales @ The New Stage by National Theatre Opera (Foto: Hana Smejkalová)
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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
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