World Press Photo is a yearly international photojournalism competition, often referred to as the Oscars of photojournalism. Photos covering the major events of the preceding year are chosen to form yearly exhibitions, which are showcased around the world. Marché Bonsecours, in the Old Port, hosts this exhibition each fall.
This year, there was a spotlight on the refugee crisis. Photos humanizing migrants and their struggles were prevalent.
By selecting the best photos on current events, the World Press Photo exhibition allows the viewer to get a more holistic sense of the issues at hand.
The exhibition’s last day at in Montreal is Sunday, October 2nd. Be sure to check it out before then, and to bring your student ID so you can get the student ticket for $10.