The most penetrating, beautiful and unique press photos from last year can be seen in Vertigo . This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography. This year’s competition drew entries from 5,692 photographers from 131 countries. A total of 97,912 images were entered in the contest. The jury selected from all this images the photo from Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. This image shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia. The winning picture belongs to a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia”.
“It is an historic time for the image… the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity,” said Jury chair Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times.
23 September - 15 October
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