World Press Photo
- By: Tiago Villanueva
Did you know that in some Chinese villages up to 40% of the inhabitants became HIV positive in the '90s after selling their blood? Or that the rate of female self immolation increased in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime?
These health issues form an important part of this media photography exhibition, which covers the health news which has made the headlines in recent months and years.
World Press Photo is a not for profit organisation, the main goal of which is to support and promote press photographers worldwide. To make ends meet, it organises many activities, which culminate in the annual travelling exhibition, spanning 40 countries.
As the name implies, only award winning photographs are displayed. Although divided into different categories according to the subject depicted, they all relate to issues, events, or situations considered of great journalistic importance during the previous year.
The exhibition covers more