Sunday, 7 August 2011

World Press Photo At The United Nations

For the 8th consecutive year the United Nations is hosting the World Press Photo Contest winners, the world’s largest contest for photojournalists. This year's exhibition contains 177 photographs related to 2010 news events from all over the world. This year, 5,691 photographers from 125 countries submitted a total of 108,059 images.

The international jury selected an image by South African photographer Jodi Bieber as World Press Photo of the Year 2010. The picture shows Bibi Aisha, 18, who was disfigured as retribution for fleeing her husband's house in Oruzgan province, in the center of Afghanistan.

Admission to the Exhibits is free and the galleries can be viewed daily between the 5 – 28 August, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitors’ entrance closes at 4:45 p.m.