The World Press Photo Tour of 2014 provides the extraordinary opportunity to experience an entire year of extraordinary photojournalism. Through shots taken throughout 2013, the greatest photographers show glimpses into the daily life and special moments of their subjects. The World Press Photo Tour consists of honorees in 10 different categories: daily life, general news, heroes of the news, contemporary subjects, focus on information, nature, portraits, sports and feature sports.
This year represents the 57th edition of the World Press Photo Tour, and it will be in Paris for all of the month of June. More than 60 photos were selected amongst more than 100,000 submitted images. The photos will be exhibited at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa every day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. This gallery is owned by artist and fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa.
Alaïa, who first found success in the 1980s, has recently worked with Prada and the Richemont group. His designer clothing can be purchased in Barneys of New York as well as Bergdorf Goodman. He has dressed the likes of Victoria Beckham, Michelle Obama, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Carla Bruni.
In addition to fashion, Alaïa’s gallery proves that the talented designer has an eye for visual art as well. For this reason, the organisers of the World Press Photo Tour have chosen the gallery as the site of the tour’s exhibit in Paris. As a non-profit organization headquartered in Amsterdam, World Press Photo organises these worldwide tours every year.
With a mission to honor talented photographers and encourage the free dissemination of information, World Press Photo hopes to attracts new audiences to photojournalism. As a result, anyone interested in photography should not hesitate to check out the exhibit at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can head to 18 rue de la Verrerie, just a short trip from their rooms, in order to take part in this cultural event.