By Patrick Avenell
SYDNEY, NSW: Canon Australia has this morning announced it is bringing the World Press Photography exhibition to Brisbane and Sydney during mid-2011.
This event, which showcases the best press photography across many, many news genres, is the most prestigious collection of photojournalism in the world, according to Canon brand manager for Eos, Chris McLeod.
“This year's World Press Photo exhibition will stun and captivate audiences with some of the most powerful images of world events from 2010,” said Macleod.
“Canon is proud to sponsor this important celebration of photojournalism worldwide as well as locally in Australia.
“The exhibition honours the extraordinary talent of press photographers from around the world, and the fact that there are three Australians among the winners is testament to the level of talent in this country.
“Their work is thought-provoking for the broader public and a real inspiration for photographers of all levels.”
Interestingly, one of the major award winners in this year’s exhibition is named Jodi Bieber. It is unknown if she is related to Justin, though it is an uncommon name. Ms Bieber won a Canon Eos camera and lens kit for an image she captured amid the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
The exhibition will be at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 4-26 June 2011 and at the State Library of NSW from 1-24 July. And the best thing about this exhibition? It’s free!