LAST WEEK-END FOR WORLD PRESS PHOTO

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by .

Billed as ‘The World’s Largest Photojournalism Exhibition’, World Press Photo 10 is at the Just for Laughs Museum until October 3. This amazing exhibit features the finest photojournalism from around the world. There is something for everyone, as the ten themes include sports, nature, portraits and daily life. Selected from over 100,000 submissions, the 65 chosen photographs will travel to over 100 cities.

There are also two other photography shows included in the exhibit at the Museum. In honour of the World Press Photo 10, presenting sponsor The Gazette chose 8 of its photographers, and showcased their work in Best of the Gazette. And Haïti Exposed is also up for viewing. These chosen images are by 5 photographers who bore witness to the tragedy in Haïti. The show is curated by Emmanuel Galland, who selected La Presse and The Gazette photographs that bear witness to the incredible, indelible destruction in that country. Take some time to stroll around the whole show. The exhibition is truly moving. One of the most striking photos for me was a series showing how starving villagers in Zimbabwe stripped a dead elephant down to bones in just 2 hours. A short time later, even the bones were gone. All of the photos document a moment in time – and remind us of it.

Just for Laughs Museum 2111 St. Laurent /Sherbrooke Street 514-845-2322 www.hahaha.com Daily from 11 – 10 pm September 3 – October 3, 2010 Students & Seniors $8 Family $30 Adults $15 Under 8, free Métro: Place des Arts Or #24 bus on Sherbrooke Street. St. Laurent stop.

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