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World Press Photo Exhibition 2022

Friday, 10 June 2022 -
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Magnet Galleries Melbourne
19 Wharf St
Docklands, Melbourne 3005 Australia
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MAGNET GALLERIES MELBOURNE, the not-for-profit centre of photography, hosts the prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition 2022 in Melbourne’s Docklands in June.

In its 67-year history, this is the first time the exhibition has come to Melbourne.

This annual blockbuster showcases the best in photojournalism and reaches a global audience of over four million people each year.

Now, Victorian audiences get to view the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world. Winners include 24 photographers from 23 countries.

The winners and honorable mentions were chosen from 4,066 entrants from 130 different countries.

Australian winner

The winner of the category World Press Photo Story is one of Australia’s photojournalist photographers, Matthew Abbott. His winning series ‘Saving Forests with Fire’, was photographed in Arnhem Land in 2021.  It documents the aboriginal practice of “cool burning” the land strategically to prevent destructive hot-burning bushfires.

WPP provides diverse perspectives, courageous stories, and invaluable insights into everything from the climate crisis to civil rights movements, and indigenous practices and identity.

 

See World Press Photo 2022 at MAGNET from 10 – 30 June 2022.


PROGRAMME OF SPECIAL EVENTS – Details here

 

Talks and conversations with many photographers, photojournalists, writers, and media editors

 

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunday 12 June   1 – 4 pm

Ilana Rose, Dean Sewell, Michael Silver.  James McArdle

 

IN TIME OF WAR: Saturday 18 June   6.30 – 8.30 pm

Mathias Heng, Chris Magee, Luis Ascui

 

RE/DEFINING PHOTOJOURNALISM’S BOUNDARIES: Sunday 19 June    1 – 4 pm

Alison Stieven-Taylor, Fay Anderson, Meredith O’Shea, Christina Simons, Ellen Smith

 

QUESTION THE IMAGE: Thursday 23 June    6.30 – 8.30 pm

Alasdair Foster, Judith Nangala Crispin

 

CHANGING TIMES IN PHOTOGRAPHY: Sunday 26 June  1 – 4 pm

Andrew Chapman, Rachel Mounsey, Chris Hopkins, Danie Sprague



World Press Photo prices: BOOK AT EVENTBRITE

TICKET PRICES: BOOK AT EVENTBRITE

One day entry to exhibition : $10 adults, $5 concession / student

Special curated tour with Julia Kowakiewicz (WPP Curator, Amsterdam) – $25 adult, $15 concession/student

Curated tour (prebooked, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2pm) : $20 adult, $15 concession / student

TALKING PHOTOGRAPHY EVENTS (INCLUDING ENTRY TO EXHIBITION)

Individual events $25 adult, $15 concession / student

All Series Pass: $60 adult, $40 concession/student

Group bookings: Contact the gallery on (03) 8589 0371

Children to age 12: FREE entry to exhibition and talks  (PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED for exhibition)


 

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