Grand Press Photo 2018

Białystok Cultural Centre, the “Press” magazine and the Grand Press Foundation have the pleasure of inviting you to an exhibition of the best press photos of 2017

Grand Press Photo 2018

January 8th, 2019, 6.30 PM
BCC, 5 Legionowa Street
free entry

The exhibition is open until January 31st.

Nearly 250 photographs will be presented – stand-alone photos, photo-reports, documentary projects. These works participated in the final of the competition, in which the jury was headed by a world class photojournalist, a member of the prestigious VII agency: Stefano De Luigi. Adam Lach’ (Napo Images) picture, taken on July 24th 2017 in Warsaw during the protests against the reforms of the Polish judiciary, took the first place.

Among around the 4.8 thousand photos submitted for the competition, the jury chose 65 stand-alone pictures and 15 reportages. Among them, we will see, moving photos documenting the drama of the Rohingja people who fled from Burma to Bangladesh; terrifying images after the storm that struck Poland last year; the world seen through the eyes of young people; strong images from demonstrations in defense of the courts and from the March of Independence, unexpected situations from sports competitions. There are also memorable portraits of Polish highlanders, pictures documenting the destruction of Polish forests, a moving story about Igor that suffers from cri du chat syndrome or a harrowing documentary about the struggle of a depressed photographer.

Nationwide Press Photo Contest “Grand Press Photo” has been organized since 2005 by the “Press” magazine. It is a competition for professional photojournalists working for the press, online, in photography agencies and for freelance artists.

Patron of the Grand Press Photo 2018: Nikon
Partners: Sanofi, Provident Polska, ZAiKS Polish Society of Authors and Composers, Nasza Niepodległa Initiative, Andrus printing house, thyssenkrupp Materials Poland S.A.
Partner of the Białystok exhibition: Białystok Cultural Centre

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