||：||Monday, October 30 to Sunday, November 12, 10:00-17:00
(last entry 16:30)
Open every day for the duration of the exhibition.
||：||Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Convention Hall, Building A, 2F|
500 yen for adults / free for high school students or younger.
(Free for APU students, faculty, and staff with faculty/staff/student ID.)
||：||Ritsumeikan University Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, The Asahi Shimbun Company, World Press Photo|
2017 World Press Photo Exhibition
The 2017 World Press Photo exhibition will be held from Monday, October 30 until Sunday, November 12 at seven locations around Japan. Once again, APU will host the exhibition.
World Press Photo is an annual exhibition run by the Amsterdam-based non-profit foundation of the same name, featuring award-winning photographs from the World Press Photo Contest. Now in its 60th 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.
The 2016 of the year, 45 prize-winning photographs were selected across eight categories. Each category is subdivided into “singles,” and “stories” which comprise multiple photographs. Awards are given to the top three photographs in each subcategory. The jury selects one photograph from among the winners as the World Press Photo of the Year. The 2016 Photo of the Year, taken by Burhan Ozbilici, shows off-duty Turkish police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouting after assassinating Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov at an art gallery in Ankara.
The World Press Photo Exhibition provides a unique glimpse into the little-known realities faced by the people of our time. It is an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn about contemporary problems and conflicts occurring around the world and to witness exceptional scenes, such as miraculous moments in sports or the ongoing destruction of nature. We encourage everyone to attend.
Spot News, 1st prize stories
Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty Turkish police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov at an art gallery in Ankara. He was killed in a shootout with police after killing the ambassador and injuring three others.
Photo by: Burhan Ozbilic (Associated Press), December 19, 2016, Ankara, Turkey