World Press Photo opens in Prague


The World Press Photo exhibition opens in Prague’s Karolinum, the seat of Charles University, on Friday night. Over 140 of the world’s best documentary photos will be on display until October 4th. This year’s overall winner is the Danish photographer Mads Nissen who won this year’s world photo contest with an intimate image of Jon and Alex, two gay men in St Petersburg, Russia. The winning picture is part of a larger project by Nissen called Homophobia in Russia. The picture was selected from close to a 100,000 entries submitted by close to 6,000 press photographers from 131 states.