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World Press Photo 2017: The Exhibition Returns To Oldenburg

The third round is on its way: the World Press Photo Exhibition will also come to Oldenburg in 2018 and will show the best press photos of the world at the National Museum of Art and Cultural History.

Over the past two years, more than 30,000 visitors have visited the World Press Photo Exhibition in Oldenburg. No wonder, it is not only for photographers a great honour to be nominated for the award, recently the press photographs have become a real “must-see”. And that's a good thing: “People should deal with topics such as freedom of the press and photojournalism”, says Claus Spitzer-Ewersmann, initiator and managing director of the Mediavanti agency. “That's also the reason why everyone has to see the exhibition”, he says.

The National Museum of Art and Cultural History shows over 100 photographs from the World Press Photo Award 2017

In addition to the winning photos of the World Press Photo 2017 Award, the National Museum of Art and Cultural History will feature well over 100 press photographs from 17 February to 11 March 2018, including the current press photo of the year 2016 by the Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. It shows the murderer of the Russian ambassador in Turkey and is not entirely uncontroversial in the jury, because on the one hand it brings hatred to the point, but on the other hand it can also be understood as a terrorist propaganda.

In this sense: If you are interested in photography, a visit to the World Press Photo Exhibition in Oldenburg is an absolute must for you. Of course, we would be happy to receive your commentary as usual, describing how you felt about the exhibition.