Photo Night -
Southern California


Karin Davies

Jeff Gritchen
Online Editor


USC Annenberg School for Communication,
East Lobby - 3502 Watt Way, Los Angeles, 90089
When:Jan. 10-29, 2005

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World Press Photo is the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, often called the Oscars of photography. This year it attracted a record 63,093 entries from 4,176 photographers in 124 countries. An exhibit of 219 of the award-winning photographs provides a powerful snapshot of world events from the Iraq war to the spread of AIDS in China to wildfires in California. It will be shown in 86 venues in 40 nations.

This year’s overall winner was Jean-Marc Bouju, a Los Angeles resident, for his compelling image of an Iraqi prisoner comforting his young son. Among the highlights are Mary Ellen Mark’s portraits at the Twins Day Festival in Ohio.

The World Press Photo 04 exhibit will be at the USC Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles. Events include:

Images of Crisis, Crisis of Images:
Thursday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

World Press Photo of the Year winner Jean-Marc Bouju, The Associated Press, and Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times, present and discuss their work. Barbie Zelizer, University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, lectures on the use of photographs during crises.

Do women shoot with a different eye? Thursday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. World Press Photo winners Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times, and Stephanie Sinclair, Corbis, present and discuss their work.

Mary Ellen Mark: Thursday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

The World Press Photo winner presents her portraits of twins. Sponsored by Canon and Photo Night.

The World Press Photo Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in The Netherlands in 1955, supports and promotes the work of professional press photographers. World Press Photo is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.

Sponsors of the Los Angeles exhibit are USC Annenberg School for Communication, Getty Images, the Los Angeles Times, Hoy Los Angeles, Brooks Institute of Photography, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Maggianos. Produced by The Perfect Exposure Gallery.