World Press Photo Contest Exhibition ReviewLast week I visited the Allan Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place downtown Toronto to view the World Press Photo 2014 Exhibition. This exhibit consists of award winning photographs in various categories submitted by some of the best photo journalists from across the globe.
|World Press Photo of The Year 2013 by John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic: Afican migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia|
|2nd Prize Spot News Stories by Tyler Hicks, USA, The New York Times: On 21 September, masked gunmen opened fire at the Westgate shopping mall, in Nairobi, Kenya.|
|1st Prize Nature Stories by Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic: A cougar walks a trail in Los Angeles's Griffith Park, having just crossed two busy highways.|
|3rd Prize Nature Stories by Shangzhen Fan, China, for Shangtuf Image and Art Club: Wolves cross the desert snow, in Xinjiang, Northwestern China.|
|3rd Prize Spot News Singles by Taslima Akhter, Bangladesh: Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.|
|2nd Prize General News Singles by Moises Saman, Spain, Magnum Photos for Wired: A bomb maker for Syrian Rebel forces in a makeshift bomb factory in Aleppo, Syria.|
|3rd Prize Contemporary Issues Singles by Christopher Vanegas, Mexico, La Vanguardia/ El Guardian: Police arriva at a scene where 5 bodies have been discovered under an overpass in Saltillo, Coahuila, northeast Mexico, in the early hours of 8 March.|
|1st Prize Daily Life Stories by Fred Ramos, El Salvador, El Faro: El Salvador has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, much of it gang related. In many cases, the only way of identifying murder victims is by clothes they were buried in.|
|1st Prize Sport Features Singles by Jeff Pachoud, France, Agence France-Presse: Mushers compete in a stage of La Grande Odyssee sledding race, at Megeve, France, on 18 January.|
|1st Prize Sports Action Singles by Emiliano Lasalvia, Argentina, La Nacion: Pablo MacDonough falls at a match during the Argentine Polo Open Championship, on 1 December.|
|3rd Prize Sports Action Stories by Quinn Rooney, Australia, Getty Images: A member of the Russian synchronized swimming team, at the World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.|
|2nd Prize Sports Features Stories by Kunrong Chen, China, for Nanfang Daily: People in Zhuhai, Guandong, China, are viewed taking their daily exercise, from a drone.|
P.s!: This exhibit is free and open to the public! Please go see it! And in case you will miss it, check out the World Press Photo Yearbook with all the winning photos.