MOMENTS THAT SILENCE SPEAKS
Monday, July 11 to Sunday, July 24, 10:00-17:00
(last entry at 16:30)
Open for the entire duration of the exhibition.
||：||Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Convention Hall, Building A, 2F|
500 yen for adults / free for high school students and below.
(Free for APU students, faculty, and staff with faculty/staff/student ID.)
||：||Ritsumeikan University Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and The Asahi Shimbun Company, World Press Photo|
2016 World Press Photo Exhibition
The 2016 World Press Photo exhibition will be held from Monday, July 11 until Sunday, July 24 at six locations around Japan. Once again, APU will also be a host to the exhibition this year.
World Press Photo is an annual exhibition run by an Amsterdam-based non-profit foundation of the same name, featuring award-winning photographs from the World Press Photo Content. Now in its 59th year, the exhibition is a showcase of some of the world’s very best in photojournalism. APU first hosted this exhibition in 2000, and has continued to host it every year since 2003.
A total of 41 photographers received awards in this year's contest, across a total of eight categories. Each category is further divided into singles (one image) and stories (composed of multiple images). Awards are presented for the top three entries in each category. The year's most outstanding photo is selected from among the winners and presented with the World Press Photo of the Year award. This year's top award went to Australian photographer Warren Richardson for his photo of a baby being handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier to a Syrian refugee who had already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary. Taken under moonlight without flash to avoid detection by the border police, the image depicts the tense situation just before the construction of a four-meter-high barrier fence along the border.
The World Press Photo Exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the little-known realities faced by people in our era. It is an excellent opportunity to for visitors to learn about contemporary problems and conflicts occurring around the world and to witness various exceptional scenes, such as miraculous sports moments or the ongoing destruction of nature. Don’t miss this photo exhibit!
Spot News, first prize singles
Hope for a New Life : August 28, 2015, Röszke, Hungary
Warren Richardson (Australia)
A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Röszke.