This fall Hot Docs is pleased to present the prestigious World Press Photo 09 exhibition from October 6 - 24 at the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, Toronto.
The exhibition features the prize winners of the World Press Photo Foundation's annual worldwide photojournalism contest. Each February an independent jury of 13 experts, selected from photojournalists, agencies and magazines from around the world, gather in Amsterdam to select the winning images in 10 categories and to name the World Press Photo of the Year. This year a record number of participants - 5508 photographers representing 124 nationalities - submitted a total of 96,268 images for consideration.
Behind the Photographs: Informal Talk in the Exhibition Space
World Press Photo jury member Erin Elder will lead an informal discussion about the photo selection process on Saturday, October 17 at 3:00 pm. This free event will take place in the exhibition space (Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street). Please enter via the Bay Street entrance and congregate near the World Press Photo table.
Preparations are underway for a number of special events and screenings related to World Press 09 for both students and the general public. Educators can email Lesley Sparks for information on school visits and other events.
HOT DOCS PRESENTS WORLD PRESS PHOTO 09
October 6-24, 2009
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily (including Thanksgiving ; closes at 6:00 p.m.on Oct. 24)
Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place (181 Bay Street)
FREE ADMISSION. Wheelchair Accessible.
Worldwide sponsors: TNT and Canon
Venue sponsor: Brookfield Place
Additional support is provided by Sutton Place Hotel, Cleveland Clinic Canada and Ki