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Cronkite School Hosts World Press Photo Exhibition

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

The World Press Photo Exhibition, the acclaimed global press photography exhibit, returns to downtown Phoenix after more than a 25-year absence.

The prize-winning pictures visit about 100 cities in 45 countries over the course of a year and are seen by more than 4 million people. The Phoenix exhibition, in the First Amendment Forum inside the Cronkite School, will be open daily from Jan. 17 through Feb. 8, 2020. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Please note: Although important, the exhibition's photographs contain many different subject matters, and some may be considered sensitive by some exhibit attendees. For example, some photos contain graphic depictions of violence or human anatomy.

The exhibition includes submissions from the 2019 World Press Photo Contest, which recognized the best images in visual journalism over the past year. It is the world's leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. This year's contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 different countries enter 78,801 images.

The six images shortlisted for World Press Photo of the Year were:

  • Victims of an Alleged Gas Attack Receive Treatment in Eastern Ghouta by Mohammed Badra (Syria)
  • Almajiri Boy by Marco Gualazzini (Italy)
  • Being Pregnant After FARC Child-Bearing Ban by Catalina Martin-Chico (France/Spain)
  • The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi by Chris McGrath (Australia)
  • Akashinga – the Brave Ones by Brent Stirton (South Africa)
  • Crying Girl on the Border by John Moore (United States). Moore's picture was named Photo of the Year.

A new category in this year's contest and exhibition is “Story of the Year,” photography that uses visual creativity and skills to produce a story with excellent editing and sequencing to capture or represent an event or issue of great journalistic importance. The three nominees for the World Press Story of the Year were Marco Gualazzini (Italy), Pieter Ten Hoopen (Netherlands/Sweden) and Lorenzo Tugnoli (Italy). Hoopen's The Migrant Caravan won the inaugural honor.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004