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2017.08.30

Marche Bonsecour

Coinciding with its 170th anniversary, Marche Bonsecour is hosting the 2017 Edition of World Press Photo. This event showcases top photography from the press, covering a variety current and contemporary issues. Yesterday the grand opening was highlight by a speech from Burhan Ozbilici who captured the winning image of a Turkish embasador that was just murdered. His dedication to covering events and getting the message out to the world is exemplary in the face of such danger.

Burhan Ozbilici Speaking

THE EVENT WILL SHOWCASE THE PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE WINNERS OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION IN THE WORLD. IN 2016, 5000 PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM 125 COUNTRIES SUBMITTED A TOTAL OF 80 000 IMAGES.

The exhibition full of poignant images runs from today August 30th until October 1st, 2017 at the Bonsecour Market, 325 De La Commune Street East. Openinting times is 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday to Wednesday and 10 AM to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

World Press Photo 2017

Two exhibits are collocated and included in the admission. One is a gallery of images from the 170-year-old Marche Bonsecour. The other is a collection of photos showing contributions of Oxfam-Quebec to women’s causes in Africa.

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