World renowned South African photojournalist, Jodi Bieber scooped the number one spot in the World Press Photo of the Year 2010 for her TIME magazine cover image of Bibi Aisha – beating over 108,059 photographs submitted in the 2011 contest. The World Press Photo of the Year honours the single photograph that is considered to be the high-point in photojournalism.
The World Press Photo exhibition is a public showcase of photojournalism and displays the visual creativity of the profession. The format of the exhibition starts with the press photography contest held annually in February, with submissions from individual press photographers, press agencies, newspapers and magazines. The exhibition brings together the year’s winning photo with award winning images from each of the nine contest categories – from spot news to nature.
World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization, founded in the Netherlands in 1955. Its main aim is to internationally support and promote the work of professional press photographers. See: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/
The exhibition is currently on at The Castle in Cape Town until 17th February, from 10-4pm daily.
Image: Photojournalist, Jodi Bieber infront of her winning photo of Bibi Aisha