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

  • 11 May 2010 – 06 June 2010, Germany, Hamburg, Visiting hours: Daily 10.00 – 18.00, Wednesday 10.00 – 20.00, Foyer des Pressehauses Gruner + Jahr AG & Co, Am Baumwall 11

  • 11 June 2010 – 01 July 2010, Germany, Berlin, Visiting hours: Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 18.00, To enter the exhibition, identification is required, Address: Willy-Brandt-Haus, Stresemannstrasse 28

  • 19 June 2010 – 08 July 2010, The Netherlands, Utrecht, Visiting hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10.00 – 17.00, Thursday and Friday 10.00 – 21.00, Sunday 13.00 – 17.00, closed on Mondays, Address: Janskerk Janskerkhof 26

  • 03 July 2010 – 25 July 2009 Luxembourg, Clervaux, Visiting hours: Friday – Wednesday 11.00 – 18.00, Thursday 11.00 – 20.00, Address: Château de Clervaux, L-9712 Clervaux

  • 10 August 2010 – 06 September 2010, The Netherlands, Naarden, Visiting hours: Sunday – Monday 13.30 – 16.30, Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 16.30, Address: Grote Kerk, Marktstraat 13

  • 10 September 2010 – 03 October 2010, The Netherlands, Eindhoven,Visiting hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 18.00, Saturday – Sunday 13.00 – 17.00, Address: Kennispoort and

    Hoofdgebouw TU Eindhoven, Den Dolech 2

  • 24 September 2010 – 14 October 2010, The Netherlands, Rotterdam, Visiting hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00, Address: Westelijk Handelsterrein, Van Vollenhovenstraat 15

  • 07 October 2010 – 04 November 2010, Austria, Vienna, Visiting hours:, Daily 11.00 – 19.00,

    Thursday 11.00 – 21.00, Address: Westlicht Schauplatz für Fotografie, Westbahnstrasse 40

  • 23 October 2010 – 01 November 2010 Switzerland, Zug,Visiting hours: Saturday 10.30 – 22.00, Sunday 10.30 – 20.00, Monday – Friday 14.00 – 22.00, Last Day, 1 November 10.30 – 19.00

  • 05 November 2010 – 28 November 2010, The Netherlands, Maastricht, Visiting hours: Wednesday – Friday 10.30 – 17.00, Tuesday – Thursday 10.30 – 20.30, Saturday 10.00 – 15.00, Sunday 13.00 – 17.00, Closed on Mondays, Address: Centre Céramique, Avenue Céramique 50

  • 06 November 2010 – 28 November 2010, The Netherlands, Groningen, Visiting hours: Daily 10.00 – 18.00, Thursday 10.00 – 21.00, Address: Der Aa-Kerk, Akerkhof 2

Find the complete exhibition calender here.

Germany, Chemnitz

22 February 2010 – 06 March 2010Address:
Galerie Roter Turm
Neumarkt 2
09111 Chemnitz
Tel.: 0371 / 40 014 – 0