On October 21 at “Moscow” cinema house in Yerevan the exhibition of World Press Photo in 2005 opened. This year’s event was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of World Press Photo. The exposition shows 200 works. Overall, in the competition 69,190 works, published in 2004 and submitted by 4,266 photo journalists, were assessed. The winners of the World Press Photo-2005 in ten categories were 64 photo journalists from 24 countries. The Grand-Prix was awarded to a shot by an Indian photo journalist Arko Datta (Reuter’s news agency). It depicts a woman in an Indian region, lamenting a relative, who died in the disastrous tsunami in South-East Asia.
The Yerevan exposition was organized with the participation of Caucasus Media Institute and will be on till November 12.