The World Press Photo Exhibition, which showcases 160 prize-winning shots by photojournalists from the 2012 World Press Photo contest, was opened in Belgrade's Youth Centre on 20 July 2012. This year the contest drew over 5,000 photographers from around 120 countries. All the prize-winning photographs were assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of the year.
During its visit to Serbia, the exhibition is taking place in Novi Sad and Belgrade from 20 July to 3 August 2012. Supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the exhibition aims to encourage the highest standards in photojournalism and promote the free exchange of information.
The OSCE Mission organized additional side events, including a public debate on photojournalism in the digital age, held in Novi Sad on 13 July , and a workshop in Belgrade’s Youth Centre for 15 photojournalists led by Brandon Bannon, a prominent American photographer and lecturer from 23 to 25 July. During the workshop, the participants produced photo essays on minorities and vulnerable groups in Serbia, covering stories on small religious communities, the development of a subculture and life in the refugee camps. Some of the photo essays will be published in the photographers’ respective media outlets.