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Jakarta Post

IMMIGRANTS STILL FRONT AND CENTER ON WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION TOUR

  • Audrie Safira Maulana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19 2019   /  02:30 am

“Crying Girl on the Border” by John Moore. (Getty Images/John Moore)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 w...