The 13th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo will take place from August 29th to september 30th, 2018, at the Bonsecours Market (Old Montréal). more details to come.
The event will showcase the photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the world. In 2016, 5000 photographers from 125 countries submitted a total of 80 000 images.
Since the first award ceremony in 1955, the World Press Photo has become the most esteemed photojournalism event.- The New York TimesPhotographic electroshock.- Le DevoirThe prestigious and provocative World Press Photo exhibition reveals the full breadth of life.- The GazetteExceptional quality photos of the world as it is.- La Presse
Alexandre champagne - spokesperson 2018
The World Press Photo Montreal team is pleased to announce that photographer and entrepreneur Alexandre Champagne will serve as spokesperson for its 2018 edition, which will be presented at Bonsecours Market from August 29 to September 30. In this context, Champagne will also exhibit his photographs of the aftermath of the tragedy at Quebec City’s Great Mosque. He runs his photo studio, where he carries out commercial but also philanthropic contracts, always mindful to give back to the community. He teaches photography and is currently putting the finishing touches on his first book about the topic, in the hopes of allowing a greater number of people to get acquainted with the photographic potential of smartphones. The book, entitled L’art de réussir toutes ses photos avec son téléphone cellulaire (“The art of successfully taking all your photos with your smartphone”), will be published in the fall of 2018 with Éditions Cardinal.
photos dans la rue
Presented for the very first time, the Dans la rue photos exhibition is the result of a workshop project put together for homeless or at risk youths who attend organization Dans la rue’s day centre and art workshop. During these workshops, which were carried out over many months starting in the fall of 2017, around thirty photographers were able to conjure up a mosaic of images that together show a willingness to wipe out stereotypes and encourage the development of a fairer, more inclusive and sensitive society. Through their gaze and the lenses of borrowed cameras, they produced portraits and captured moments of their daily lives in Montreal. Driven by a desire to provide a means of expression to people who are often marginalized, photographers Alexandre Lepage and Alejandra Ariza organized and ran the project voluntarily, with the collaboration of Monica Mandujano, a psychosocial counsellor in charge of the art workshop at Dans la rue’s day centre.
Regards – 7th edition
For a seventh year, Oxfam-Quebec is partnering up with World Press Photo Montreal to present its Regards exhibit, which highlights 45 years of achievements by women in their fight for equality around the world. Photo essay by John Ferguson, Kieran Doherty, Pablo Tosco, Nana Kofi Acquah and Alexandre Laprise, highlighting 45 years of achievements by women in their fight for equality around the world.
alexandre champagne - The aftermath of Quebec City’s Great Mosque tragedy
In January 2017, profoundly affected by the attacks on the Great Mosque of Quebec City, photographer and entrepreneur Alexandre Champagne launched a crowdfunding campaign. In mere days, he raised over 40,000 dollars. In the process of forging close ties with the community, he used his camera to document the aftermath of the tragedy from the perspective of victims and their loved ones. More than 20 of these images will be presented for the first time.
ici rdi + Rad
ICI RDI presents, in collaboration with MASSIVart, an installation designed to bear witness to the work carried out by its foreign correspondents as well as the RAD team. From Rohingya refugee camps to the crisis in Catalonia, the exhibition casts a new light on a number of events that have dominated recent international headlines. Visitors can also discover reports produced by RAD, Radio-Canada’s in-house journalism laboratory.
LaPresse+ - Determined to bounce back
On August 9th, 2008, 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva was gunned down by police in Montreal North. The incident ignited a series of riots the very next day, led by angry youths. A decade later, La Presse now offers a glimpse into what Montreal North has become. The story is told through the lens of a basketball team, whose young players don’t have it easy. Neither on the court, nor in life. Photojournalist: Martin Tremblay; journalist: Caroline Touzin.
The Planète+ experience 2018
In an era where digital platforms offer documentary lovers a vast selection, Planète+ is banking on its quality programming to kindle the curiosity of Quebecers. In the Planète+ space, set up on Bonsecours Market’s mezzanine floor, the public will be invited to participate in a quiz inspired by the network’s programming.