Keystone brings World Press Photo to Zurich again

The World Press Photo exhibition is coming to Zurich for the seventh time. From May 9 to June 1, 2014, it will be a guest at the Folium Sihlcity. The winning image shows African migrants on the coast of Djibouti city trying to catch a cheap phone signal from Somalia.

The World Press Photo of the Year 2013 was taken by the US-American John Stanmeyer. It shows a group of African migrants on the coast of Djibouti city during the night. Lifting their cell phones, they try to catch a favorable phone signal from the neighboring country of Somalia - a sparse connection to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stopover for migrants passing through from countries like Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea to seek a better life in Europe and the Middle East. Stanmeyer photographed the subject for National Geographic on February 26, 2013.

The 19-member international jury awarded prizes to the best works in nine categories from 98,671 entries submitted by 5,754 photographers from 132 countries. Jillian Edelstein, jury member from the UK/South Africa, says of the World Press Photo of the Year: "It's an image that connects to so many other stories - it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, despair, alienation and humanity. It's a very subtle, powerful and nuanced image. It's so subtly and poetically done, yet full of meaning, and it conveys themes of great seriousness and concern in today's world."

The traveling exhibition with the award-winning works is touring more than 100 cities in 45 countries worldwide. Keystone, together with the Leading Partners Canon and Bank Baumann & Cie, Banquiers as well as GDZ and the media partners NZZ am Sonntag and Persönlich, brought the exhibition World Press Photo 14 to Zurich. From May 9 to June 1, 2014, the award-winning images of 2013 will be open to the public at the Folium.


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