Photographs worth a thousand words… A must-see exhibition!

Heartrending and steeped in history, these photographs narrate a thousand words of news stories. Spotlight on an exquisite photojournalism exhibition at the Caudan Arts Centre, Port-Louis, until the 12 of March. Reified thanks to the World Press Photo Foundation, this exhibition gives a gaze of the world in an untreated state.

Delve into a photographic overview of the world

Press photos aspire to inform and to reflect the world as soul-stirring as it is… For its 62nd annual competition, 140 snaps taken by the world’s best photojournalists, have been chosen by the World Press Photo Foundation. The organisation, based in New Zealand, aims at bringing to light compelling stories through photography.

This free admission expo will enable the public to discover awe-inspiring and award-winning picture stories, in categories such as nature, environment and contemporary issues. For instance, Dutchman Pieter Ten Hoopen’s picture depicts anecdotes with families from Central America on their journey to the United States. 

The World Press Photo of the Year 2019 Award was credited to John Moore for his photo entitled “Crying Girl on the Border”: a photography captured in June 2018, showing a crying little girl while her mother is being controlled by U.S. border guards as they seek refuge in the United States.

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A brilliant initiative

This exhibition has planned a stopover on our island thanks to the support of the IBL Group and the Dutch Consulate in Mauritius. The opening ceremony at the Caudan Arts Centre was covered by Luxury Indian Ocean on Thursday tthe 20th of February.

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The organizers emoted their desire to strengthen the general knowledge of Mauritians on this trade. Arnaud Lagesse, Group CEO of IBL and Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Mauritius said:

“Supporting this initiative, which depicts the Creativity & Passion values of the group, was insightful for IBL. As Honorary Consul, I am pleased to be part of this team, which has brought to fruition this project in Mauritius. We are the only country in the region to host this event. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work of press photographers around the world.”

Visit the Caudan Arts Centre and enjoy!