World Press Photo ends this Sunday

Those of you who want to see the best photographs showing crucial events of the last year should not miss World Press Photo 2006 in Prague’s Karolinum (street Ovocny trh 3) open until 1st October. Prague is one of more than 90 places where you can see the best photos from the whole world divided into 10 categories.

World Press Photo was founded in 1955 in Amsterdam when it’s seated till nowadays. This year 83 044 photos from 4448 professional photographers representing 122 countries was evaluated. The jury awarded 63 authors from 25 countries in the world. Also Czech photographer Michal Novotny was successful; won 3rd place in the category Daily life for his pictures showing a braille school in Liberia.

The total winner of this year was Canadian photographer Finbarr O´Reilly working for Reuters agency with his photo showing an African woman kissing her baby’s hand. Traditional Prague’s Prize (Cena Prahy) was given to Edmond Terakopian living in London for his photos made shortly after terrorist attacks in London Tube.

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