World Press Photo (WPP) is back in Portimão with the best in photojournalism from around the world.
The exhibition, which saw its official inauguration in the city yesterday (Thursday), displays some of the most outstanding works by 55 photojournalists, who captured unique and impressive moments in 2010 and which can now be viewed at Portimão Museum until August 28. In the latest edition of World Press Photo, the top prize went to South African photographer Jodi Bieber who photographed Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old Afghan woman who had her face mutilated by her husband and father-in-law.
Paul Ruseler, project manager for WPP, said: “This photograph is different, disturbing but, at the same time, beautiful.”
In contrast with last year’s exhibition, which was marked by images of the war and natural disasters, Paul Ruseler says this year’s selection helps to create discussion and appeal to international aid, as such is this art – “beautiful but tragic”.
More than 108,000 photographs taken in 2010 by a total of 5,691 photographers from 125 countries entered the 54th World Press Photo competition. Fifty-five entrants were shortlisted for the world display.
The Portimão exhibition, which is free to enter, is open on Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 11pm, and from Wednesdays to Sundays from 3pm to 11pm. Portimão Museum can be found at the Praia da Rocha end of the city’s riverside area.
For more information, please contact Portimão Câmara on 282 470 832.