World Press Photo Award 2010

Last week the winners of the 2010 World Press Photo Contest were announced. While looking at those masterpieces in the winners gallery two main thoughts were wandering through my head:

  1. Too bad I have not worked hard enough to improve my little talent in order to become a photo journalist – maybe just a hundredth as good as these professsionals are.
  2. Great luck to my family and myself I have chosen the right way as a somehow talented manager and keeping photography as a passionate hobby – I don’t have to go where press photographers go.

Many of the awarded photographs are not for the faint-hearted. Be prepared.

There are some opportunities to see the pictures at exhibitions in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria:

  • 22 February 2010 – 06 March 2010, Germany, Chemnitz, Galerie Roter Turm, Neumarkt 2
  • 07 March 2010 – 28 March 2010, Germany, Kitzingen, Daily 10.00 – 19.00, Rathaushalle, Kaiserstraße 13/15

  • 23 April 2010 – 20 June 2010, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Visiting hours: Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.30, Sunday 13.00 – 17.30, Address: Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein 23



Merken: Unvorhergesehen

Aus der Serie „Verpasste Termine und Ausstellungen“ möchte ich hier nachträglich auf ein schönes Konzept von Nils Königshofen hinweisen: Unvorhergesehen – Instant Fotoausstellung für Jedermann. Thema definieren, innerhalb einer Stunde fotografieren, direkt danach ausstellen – alles an einem Abend und an einem Ort. Mehr zu lesen gibt es hier.