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WestLicht takes a summer break!

From 09.09.2016 we present: WORLD PRESS PHOTO 16



World Press Photo of the Year 2015, Spot News, 1st prize singles, Warren Richardson, Australia, Hope for a New Life, Serbia/Hungary border


09.09.2016 – 16.10.2016

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Foundation, an independent platform for photo-journalism which has its headquarters in Amsterdam, organizes the World Press Photo competition. An international jury, which is changed every year judges the submitted entries that come from photographers from all over the world.

One of the central topics of this year’s edition is the ongoing conflict in Syria and its consequences. For the World Press Photo of the year the jury chose a picture by Australian photographer Warren Richardson. The photo taken last summer depicts refugees in the area of Röszke, just after the closing of the Serbian-Hungarian border. In total the jury awarded prizes across eight theme categories to 42 photographers from 21 countries. Close to 6,000 candidates had entered the competition with more than 80,000 photographs.

It is already the fifteenth time World Press Photo exhibition visits WestLicht Museum, which fittingly celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The previous edition draw attention from almost 23,000 visitors. Being popular icons of our times, the awarded single images and series form a unique retrospective of last year’s events, covering such subjects as politics, culture, sports and nature.

Till Schaap Edition, 240 pages, German language edition, 24.5 x 19 cm
€ 27,-
Available at the Museum or in our online Book Shop.

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WestLicht honours Heinz Fischer, one of the great Austrian statesmen – and a humorous man as well – with an exhibition of 77 photographs from his career, some of which have never been published before. The exhibition Bitte – Danke! A Portrait of Heinz Fischer presents a wonderful president captured on and off duty by twenty photographers.


From 16 June to 31 July 2016 at WestLicht Museum

The photographs will be sold at a charity auction on 30 June. Revenues will support VinziRast organisation and its committed work in helping homeless people. More information soon to be found here.