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Immigrants still take front and center stage of World Press Photo exhibition tour

Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, September 18, 2019  /  03:17 pm
Immigrants still take front and center stage of World Press Photo exhibition tour

Looking around: Visitors take a look at photos during the 2019 World Press Photo Exhibition at Dutch cultural center Erasmus Huis in Jakarta. (Dutch Embassy in Indonesia/-)

Migration and refugee issues have once again become the main focus of the 2019 World Press Photo Exhibition tour, which takes place in over 100 cities, including Jakarta. Organized by the World Press Foundation, the exhibition tour features 140 photographs from 25 photographers worldwide, which are the nominees and winners of the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest showcasing the best visual journalism over the last year. With 4,738 photos received by 78,801 photographers worldwide, judging took place from Jan. 12 to 31, before the official nominees were announced on Feb. 20. The photos were judged on by an independent jury consisting of 17 professional photographers with diverse backgrounds, each of them having specific criteria to determine the winners in each category. On April 11, the winners of the photo contest were announced during the awards show in Amsterdam, befor...