An exhibition of the World’s best press photos of the year.
Marché Bonsecours in Old Montréal is lucky enough to be hosting the Montréal edition of the world’s most prestigious annual professional photo competition, World Press Photo, to a crowd of 50,000 expected visitors. From August 31 to October 2, come admire the 150 mind-blowing photos selected by a jury of 18 international professionals from media around the world.
The main exhibition gives a real sense of the year’s events, divided into themes including Paris Attacks, Earthquake in Nepal, Refugee Crisis and Tensions in the Middle East, all captured in the most striking images of their kind. Plus for a more local angle, there are (free) complimentary exhibitions you won’t want to miss.
Produced by Anthropographia, I do not come from space, at Marché Bonsecours’ mezzanine space, is an exhibition curated by Montréal director and author Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and photographer Guillaume Simoneau that showcases portraits of newly arrived Syrians in Montréal.
There’s also In Search of Billions Lost, a photo essay presented by Oxfam-Québec covering the issues and repercussions of tax havens in the world economic ecosystem. It brings together photos by a handful of local artists: Guillaume Internoscia, who photographed Haiti; Alexandre Morin-Laprise, who shot in Bolivia; Simon Trepanier, who captured aspects of Palestine; and Mathieu-Étienne Gagnon, who was in Benin.
ICI RDI also invites the public to discover the day-to-day work of its foreign correspondents on the field (overhead bombing not included), while in the projection hall of the mezzanine space, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is projecting a set of short films from its Cartes Blanches series. See you there!
World Press Photo
August 31 to October 2, 2016
Marché Bonsecours (350 rue St-Paul E.)