World Press Photo exhibition opens in HCM City

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Visitors view award-winning photos from the World Press Photo contest on display at the “Best of Three 2018-2020” exhibition held at Lê Văn Tám Park in HCM City until April 16. VNA/VNS Photo by Xuân Khu

HCM CITY -- An exhibition showcasing 158 award-winning works from the World Press Photo contest in the Netherlands from 2018 to 2020 has opened at Lê Văn Tám Park in HCM City.

The “Best of Three 2018-2020” exhibition, organised by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in HCM City, features topics such as the environment, climate change, politics, sports, animals and people.

Carel Richter, Consul General of the Netherlands in HCM City, who spoke at the opening ceremony on Wednesday, said the exhibition aims to celebrate the friendly relations between the Netherlands and HCM City.

Richter added that he chose excellent photos featuring important topics like human rights and climate change for the showcase.

The exhibition highlights photos on bilateral cooperation between the Netherlands and Việt Nam in general and HCM City in particular in various fields such as the circular economy, water management, food safety and sports.

The World Press Photo Contest is a leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers.

The contest’s mission is to connect the world to stories that matter, embracing accuracy, transparency and diversity.

Contestants can send works as single photos or stories in eight categories, including contemporary issues, general news, environment, nature, long-term projects, portraits, spot news, and sports.

In the last three years, the World Press Photo Foundation received around 75,000 images each year from at least 125 countries and territories.

Each year, the prize-winning photos are collected for an exhibition held in 100 cities in around 45 countries, mostly in Europe.

The “Best of Three 2018-2020” exhibition will be open to the public until April 16. Lê Văn Tám Park is on Hai Bà Trưng Street in District 1. — VNS

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