News and culture fans alike can enjoy some of the world’s best photojournalism at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s latest exhibition.
Winning images from the 60th World Press Photo Contest are on display in a showcase of visual storytelling from across the world, from Spain to Iraq.
The winners of the 2017 contest were selected from over 80,000 images made by more than 5,000 photographers from 126 different countries. The categories include contemporary issues, daily life, general news, nature, people and sport. The exhibition's top piece, World Press Photo of the Year, captures the moment Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouts after shooting Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov dead at an art gallery in Ankara.
World Press Photo organizers say they work to develop and promote quality visual journalism because people deserve to see their world and express themselves freely.
“Freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech are more important than ever, and quality visual journalism is essential for the accurate and independent reporting that makes these freedoms possible,” the World Press Photo website states. (Rochelle Kirkham)
The World Press Photo 17 at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum runs from June 10 to Aug. 6. Admission: Adults ¥800; college Students ¥600; high School and junior High School Students, and those over 65 ¥400. Closed Mondays. For more information, visit the website.