The beautiful surroundings of the Museo Franz Mayer are currently playing host to the winners of this year’s World Press Photo competition.
Coming from Amsterdam, where the winners are crowned, the exhibition has traveled across the globe. From over 80,000 images submitted by over 5,000 professional photographers, the entrants were whittled down to the select few now available for your viewing.
Visitors will recognize many of the winners. Images like that of the overall winner, Burhan Ozbilici, whose photo of off-duty Turkish Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş shouting and raising his arm, after having murdered the Russian ambassador, Andrey Karlov, was on the front of most newspapers of the world.
Other selected images include “Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge” by Jonathan Bachman, which captures the moment unarmed protestor Ieshie Evans is arrested by two police offers in full combat gear and Daniel Berehulak’s eerily lit “They Are Slaughtering Us like Animals,” which documents the aftermath of Rodrigo Duterte’s drugs offensive in the Philippines.
Some images, like Ozbilibi’s, were chosen for their historical significance and clarity of vision. Others, like Lalo de Almeida’s photo essay of victims of Zika in Brazil, for their gentle retelling of human suffering.
Unlike last year, the nature section has no Mexican entrant but does feature Ami Vitale’s surreal images of panda breeding in China.
The museum is also offering an academic program to accompany the exhibition, including a photojournalism Master Class from Uruguayan photojournalist Christian Rodríguez, as well as talks, conferences and film showings.
The World Press Photo 2017 exhibition runs until September 25, 2017.
Tickets cost 50 pesos for the general public or 25 pesos for students and adults over 60.
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