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
A Playdate With Marvelous Toys by Annie Friesen - Anglo American University (Foto: magnetický stůl - Ondrej Smeykal)
PLAY is open until June 30th @ Galerie Malostranská Beseda
National Gallery to be open over Easter by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: prague.eu)
All of the gallery buildings will be open Good Friday through Easter Monday
Cimrman set to conquer America by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The English version of a Jára Cimrman will be presented in the US for the first time
Through the Labyrinth of Normalization at Robert Guttmann Gallery by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The Jewish community was branded as an enemy of the state after the 1968 invasion
Architecture of the VII Day at Dox Centre by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Igor Snopek - DOX)
Church construction in Poland was a form of protest against the government
No Man looks at Stalin's sculpture by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
A modern music drama takes on the sculpture and its absence
In the Realm of Humans: Jaroslav Kučera’s Silent Dialogues by Markéta Hrehorová - Anglo American University (Foto: Roman Kelbich)
Exhibition running till 2. 4. 2017 @ Leica Gallery Prague
Eno's The Ship at Veletržní palác by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The installation is meant to be an ambient three-dimensional song
David Ives' All In The Timing at Kolowrat by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
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Afterparty premieres at Archa by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Divadlo Archa)
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