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World’s Best Press Photos Come to Capital

September 5, 2008

San José’s Contemporary Art and Design Museum is now showcasing the images voted best international press photos of 2007.

In the World Press Photo collection, moments of war, sports, the environment and wildlife and a portrait of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are among the 185 pictures chosen to be the best of the year in 10 categories.

Last year’s winner is a Sept. 16 shot by U.K. photographer Tim Hetherington for the magazine Vanity Fair of a U.S. soldier resting at a bunker in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.

It is only the second time Costa Rica will host the transnational exhibit – showing in more than 100 cities worldwide – after almost a decade.

World Press Photos is a highly prestigious contest organized annually by a Netherlands-based nonprofit group, whose mission, as stated on its Web site, is “ to encourage high professional standards in photojournalism and to promote a free and unrestricted exchange of information” (www.worldpressphoto.org).

This time judges examined the work of more than 5,000 photographers from 125 countries, according to the Dutch Embassy in Costa Rica.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 18 at the museum in the National Culture Center (CENAC) at Avenida 3, Calle 15/17. General admission costs ¢500 ($0.90).

 

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