The 12th edition of Montreal’s World Press Photo will take place from August 30th to October 1ST, 2017, at the Bonsecours Market (Old Montréal).
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
SÉBASTIEN RICARD - spokesperson 2017
Musician and actor Sébastien Ricard is the spokesperson for the 2017 edition of World Press Photo Montreal. Born in 1971, and also known as Batlam as part of Quebec hip-hop group Loco Locass, he has notably taken on the role of André Fortin in the feature film Dédé à travers les brumes. On the stage, he has played the Duke of Gloucester (Richard III at the TNM and NAC), a role for which he won the 2015-16 Critics’ Prize; Mackie in L'opéra de quat'sous and the drum major in Woyzcek. In 2010, he was appointed Patriot of the Year by the Société nationale des Québécois et des Québécoises de la Capitale.
OXFAM-QUÉBEC | 2016
In search of the lost billions. Every year the states lose billions of dollars in taxes because wealthy people and multinational companies hide their wealth in tax havens. Every lost dollar is a misopportunity to fight against poverty and inequality, here as elsewhere.
If you received 1 billion dollars to fight against poverty and inequality, what would you do? Through its exhibition Oxfam-Québec invites you to discover the initiatives for change and hope that she leads to fight against poverty and inequality. Mathieu-Étienne Gagnon (photo), Guillaume Internoscia, Alexandre Morin-Laprise and Simon Trepanier picture the work of our teams together with local organizations that work with young people and women.