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World Press Photo Brings Global Concerns to Light

THE ANNUAL WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBIT USES IMAGES TO ILLUMINATE THE EVENTS AND ISSUES THAT AFFECTED US ALL IN 2014

World Press Photo 2015 Toronto Mads Nissen

Photo: Mads Nissen for Scanpix/Panos Pictures

SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 20 Drone strikes in the Middle East, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, anti-government protests in Turkey—just a few of the events that impacted life on earth in 2014, and which were documented unflinching artistry by intrepid international photojournalists. The most compelling of these images are now on display at Brookfield Place’s Allen Lambert Galleria as part of World Press Photo. The annual juried exhibition features the prize-winning efforts of 41 photographers in eight categories—from Raphaela Rosella’s portrait of a socially isolated woman in Australia to Mads Nissen’s World Press Photo of the Year (pictured above), depicting an intimate moment for a gay couple in Russia. Though not always easy to look at, the pictures lend immediacy and humanity to significant issues that too often seem far removed from our day-to-day experience.  —Craig Moy

• World Press Photo, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St.; worldpressphoto.org
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