This year the World Press Photo Exhibition will take place for the 13th time in Vienna. From 5th September to 12th October the travelling exhibition will be shown at Westlicht in Westbahnstraße. The Westlicht Exhibition venue is only 2 tram stops or 8,5 minutes by foot away from the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle so basically just around the corner!
In order to select the best press photos the jury had to look through 98 671 photos which were sent in by 5754 photographers coming from 132 countries. 53 photographers from 25 countries were lucky to win prizes in 9 different categories.
The award of Best World Press Photo 2013 goes to John Stanmeyer. His photo shows african migrants on the coast of Djibouti city at night how they raise their phones trying to capture an inexpensive signal from their neighbor Somalia—a risky link to their relatives abroad.
The exhibition is open from 11 am to 7 pm every day and on Thursdays even until 9 pm.
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