World Press photo exhibition returns this month

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AUCKLAND, Today: The World Press Photo Exhibition, a showcase of powerful images from across the globe from the past year, returns to Auckland this month for the first time since 2019.

The collection is being managed by the Rotary Club of Auckland of will be on display at Smith & Caughey’s Level 5 Gallery Space from Saturday 22 July to Sunday 20 August.

World Press Curator Marika Cukrowski will be on the ground and available for interview on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 July to speak on the exhibition and the diverse portfolio of stories behind the award winning photographs.

The World Press Photo Exhibition features a selection of images from global and regional winners. It covers major news events – subjects range from war, environmental and climate change, and culture.

Included in the exhibition is Australian Floods in Infrared by Australian geographic information scientist, photographer, and researcher Chad Ajamian.

“Aerial infrared imaging renders vegetation in pinks + reds, contrasting sharply against blues + cyans, which represent water.”

Aerial infrared imaging renders vegetation in pinks and reds, contrasting sharply against blues and cyans, which represent water.

Also in the exhibition is Maya Levin’s photograph Shireen Abu Akleh’s Funeral (photographed for Associated Press), which shows Israeli police beating mourners accompanying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to her funeral in East Jerusalem.

A spokesperson for Auckland Rotary said: “We are proud to bring the World Press Photo Exhibition to Auckland, with all proceeds going towards Rotary Foundation Projects and the TYLA (Turn Your Life Around) Youth Development Trust.”

  • Dates: Saturday 22 July – Sunday 20 August
  • Times: Monday & Tuesday 10.30am–6pm. Wednesday–Sunday: 10.30am–6.30pm. (except Sunday 20 August which is 6pm)
  • Location: Level 5, Smith and Caughey’s, 261 Queen Street
  • Ticket Prices: weekend $25, weekday $20, student/senior citizen $15 any time

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