Best photographs from this year's edition of World Press Photo will be in Portimão

The exhibition consists of 94 images and can be visited between the 27th of July and the 16th of August, from 18 pm to midnight

The winning works of the most recent edition of the World Press Photo will be on display in Portimão, in the old auction building and adjacent area, between the 27th of July and the 16th of August.

After a few years of interregnum, the city of Portimão once again welcomes images that reveal stories and important moments, some unnoticed or forgotten, recorded by the media throughout the year 2022.

With opening scheduled for 18:30 pm on July 27th, the exhibition is composed of 94 images, which represent news and relevant moments, from the documentation of the war in Ukraine and the historic protests in Iran, to the realities of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban and the countless faces of the climate crisis in countries like Morocco, Australia, Peru or Kazakhstan.

The 24 regional winners and six honorable mentions were chosen by an independent jury from more than 60 submissions from 3.752 photographers from 127 countries, with four global winners selected:
“Air raid on the Mariupol maternity hospital” / photographer Yevgeny Maloletka / Associated Press;  “The Price of Peace in Afghanistan / photographer Mats Nissen / Politiken-Panos Pictures;  “Bad water” / photographer Anush Babajanyan / VII Photo-National Geographic and  “Here, the doors do not know me” / photographer Mohammad Mahdi / Magnum Foundation.

Founded in 1955 in the Netherlands, World Press Photo is a non-profit non-governmental organization that promotes photojournalism and freedom of information and expression, holding various events in this area, with emphasis on the most prestigious photojournalism and documentary photography contest.

In a note, the municipality of Portimão recalls that, at the invitation of the Associação Cultural Música XXI, Portimão was uninterruptedly, between 1999 and 2011, part of the competition’s world tour, having even been, in several editions, the first Portuguese city to exhibit the winning photos and hosting many of the contest's winning photographers.

The itinerary of the World Press Photo 2023 exhibition includes cities such as Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Sydney, Kinshasa, Montreal, Jakarta, Budapest, Lodi, Taipei, Barcelona, ​​Edinburgh, Auckland and Vienna, among many others.

The images to be exhibited in the old Lota building and adjacent space can be seen free of charge between 27th July and 16th August, from 18 pm to midnight, organized by the Municipality of Portimão, with production by Associação Cultural Música XXI.