World Press Photo Heads to Ottawa

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July 23, 2015 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Second Prize Contemporary Issues Category, Stories // Tomas van Houtryve, Belgium, VII for Harper’s Magazine // El Dorado County, California, United States // Caption: Students in a schoolyard. Story: Several thousand people have been killed by covert U.S. drone strikes since 2004. The photographer bought his own drone, mounted a camera and traveled across the US looking for similar situations as mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen, including weddings, funerals, and groups of people praying or exercising. He also flew his camera over settings in which drones are used to less lethal effect, such as prisons, oil fields and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Second Prize Contemporary Issues Category, Stories // © Tomas van Houtryve, Belgium, VII for Harper’s Magazine

World Press Photo is on a global tour with the award-winning images of its 2015 competition. The exhibition will be on view in Ottawa at the Canadian War Museum through August 19. World Press Photo is committed to inspiring understanding of the world through visual journalism and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling. The next cities up are Montreal, Toronto and Chicoutimi!

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