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Oeiras receives the World Press Photo exhibition from September 15th

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The winning photographs of the 64th edition of the World Press Photo will be exhibited at Alameda do Parque dos Poetas, in Oeiras, until October 15th, with free admission.

The municipality of Oeiras will host the largest photojournalism exhibition in the world: World Press Photo. The 2021 edition, promoted by VISÃO magazine, opens on September 15, for the first time in an outdoor space, Parque dos Poetas.

Created in 1955 by the homonymous and non-profit organization, the World Press Photo contest annually awards photographs that make known to the public crucial and fracturing issues and moments that mark the current situation of peoples and societies around the world, and that reverberate across borders, with consequences on a global scale.

It is with great satisfaction that the Municipality of Oeiras joins the World Press Photo exhibition. About two years ago, we hosted, at Palácio Anjos, the exhibition of the award-winning Portuguese Mário Cruz and it was a real success. Therefore, it was clear that the public is very interested in this initiative. We once again have a Portuguese winner, Nuno André Ferreira and, therefore, Oeiras is proud to receive the exhibition of photographs of the events that marked the year around the world”, considers the president of the Municipality of Oeiras, Isaltino Morais.

For Mafalda Anjos, director of VISÃO magazine, “photojournalism is part of the genetic code of VISÃO magazine and this is the largest and most prestigious global initiative in this area. We are proud to be able to bring moments that capture the world in all its splendor, awe, interest, and diversity. And this year, for the first time, the exhibition will be outdoors, which allows for a unique experience”.

The inauguration on September 15, at 11 am, will be attended by the Mayor of Oeiras, Isaltino Morais, the director of VISÃO magazine, Mafalda Anjos, and the curator of the exhibition and representative of the World Press Photo Foundation, Marika Cukrowski.

On Saturdays, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the public can, in addition to visiting the exhibition, participate in photography rallies with renowned photographers and photojournalists. Entries will be made on the day each rally takes place, at the Temple of Poetry.

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