World Press Photo Exhibition in full swing at PNCA


ISLAMABAD, Mar 7 (APP):The world-famous photojournalism exhibition “World Press Photo 2017″is in full swing here at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad.
The exhibition has been organised in Islamabad by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with the World Press Photo Foundation, the Netherlands, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Pakistan, and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
The objective was to promote human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the lens of photojournalism.
A total of 150 high quality photos, selected from 80,000 entries submitted by 5,000 photojournalists worldwide are showcased. The photos touch upon topics such as universal human rights, freedom of expression, women’s rights, migration, climate change, nature, and sports.
The exhibition also shows the prize-winning photo of Pakistani photographer Jamal Taraqai. The exhibition will be open for public until 31 March. The entry is free.
Ambassador of the Netherlands, Mrs Ardi Stoios-Braken, Acting Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Hassan Mohtashami, Director General of the PNCA, Syed Jamal Shah, Curator and Exhibitions Manager at World Press Photo, Ms Babette Warendorf and the Pakistani award-winning photojournalist Jamal Taraqai also visited the exhibition.
The award-winning Pakistani photographer said photojournalism is instrumental in highlighting the voices often unheard in our societies. “Images selected for the exhibition are equally inspiring for both educated and uneducated people, to think and learn about human rights. I am honored to win an award for Pakistan and I urge the government to help photojournalists in overcoming challenges and hardships they face.