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* SYDNEY Photographic exhibition
World Press Photo 2013 and Photos1440 return to NSW State Library in bumper year of photography
- Until 28 July 2013
The State Library of NSW is continuing its amazing year of photography with the opening of two highly anticipated exhibitions, World Press Photo 2013 and Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440.
This year’s prestigious World Press Photo 2013 exhibition presents a spectacular and provocative collection of the world’s best photojournalism from 2012. Chosen from over 100,000 entries by 5,666 photographers from 124 countries, Australian photographers Daniel Berhulak and Chris McGrath are among this year’s winners.
The coveted World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Swedish photographer Paul Hansen for his arresting picture of a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City (see attached).
“Providing access to information, whether in the written or visual form, is at the heart of what we do and without World Press Photo, documentary photography from around the world may otherwise remain unseen by the general public,” said Alex Byrne, NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive.
Featuring the best published and unpublished work by Herald photographers from the past year, Photos1440 captures Sydneysiders and rural residents at work and at play during the 1440 minutes that make up a day.
World Press Photo 2013 and Sydney Morning Herald Photos1440 are on show in the State Library of NSW Galleries until 28 July 2013. (02) 9273 1414, www.sl.nsw.gov.au