This year 4282 photographers from 125 countries entered 73,996 photographs for judging by a jury comprising leading photography professionals – Photos: MTI

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 at Hungarian National Museum

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An annual highlight on the city museums scene is here with the arrival of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 at the Hungarian National Museum until October 25.

It is the 63rd edition of the contest involving professional photographers, who can present their entries either as a single photo or as a series telling a story.

There is always a large entry for the prestigious exhibition, and this year 4282 photographers from 125 countries entered 73,996 photographs for judging by a jury comprising leading photography professionals. The membership of the jury is changed each year and the jurists are independent of the World Press Photo Foundation, which organises the annual contest.

The jury alone chooses the winning pictures and stories that matter, examining the entries for their accurate, fair and compelling insights about the world. All entrants accept the code of ethics, and all winning pictures go through a rigorous verification process, ensuring they can be trusted to show the scene witnessed by the photographer.

This year’s World Press Photo of the Year is „Straight Voice” by Yasuyoshi Chiba of Japan who is Agence France-Presse’s Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean, currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. The photo shows a young man, illuminated by mobile phones, reciting protest poetry while demonstrators chant slogans calling for civilian rule, during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan, in June 2019.

The annual exhibition also features winning productions from the 10th annual Digital Storytelling Contest.

The World Press Photo event began in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organised an international contest to expose their work to a global audience. Since then the contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition, and the worldwide exhibition travels to more than 120 cities in 50 countries, reaching millions of people. It aims to showcase stories that make people stop, feel, think and act.

The World Press Photo Foundation works from its home in Amsterdam as an independent, nonprofit organisation.

The exhibition in the Hungarian National Museum is not included in the institution’s general discounts or the Full House ticket type. Tickets are HUF 2100 normal price, HUF 1000 reduced for ages 6 to 26 years if a citizen of Hungary or the European Economic Area, and HUF 4400 for a family of two adults and up to three children, with additional children HUF 500.

Hungarian National Museum

Múzeum körút 14-16

District VIII

Tel.: (+36) 132 777 00

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Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 6pm

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