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WORLD PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY AT RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE

I went to the World Press Photography exhibition today, amidst errands. It is held at the Raffles Hotel and it is free for all. I have recently stumbled upon the movie '1000 Goodnights' with Juliette Binoche which centres around a conflict photojournalist. It made me appreciate this exhibition much more. It is very moving and it definitely opens our eyes, or at least mine, to the many issues around the world. Our world is not just my world.

Amongst the many photographs, this one captured my attention the most. At a glance, it seemed normal, at a glance that is. At the corner of my eye, I saw a man hugging a woman, which could mean affection and what not and so forth. But then on second look, my eyes teared up. 
                    

This was another photo that caught my attention. Minus the colour, these albino Indians look just like any other westerners. We are all one people. Perhaps colour is present to teach us all that it actually doesn't matter at all.



WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITIONThe annual World Press Photo exhibition is the best known of World Press Photo's activities and is a highlight in the organization's calendar.Every year following the World Press Photo Contest, the winning images go on tour. In April, the exhibition is officially opened in Amsterdam and can be seen at venues around the globe until March of the next year. The tour program takes in approximately 100 cities in 45 countries and is still expanding.The exhibition is a showcase for creativity in photojournalism and a platform for developments in the profession, part of World Press Photo's aim of encouraging and stimulating the work of press photographers around the world. The show also attracts a broader public and, because of the wide-ranging focus of the contest, forms an eyewitness record of world events from the previous year.

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