Knight Center for International Media sponsors World Press photo exhibit



Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (March 24, 2008) - The 2007 World Press Photo exhibit opened in the Dominican Republic on March 17 at the Museo de las Casas Reales in the Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo. More than 100 invited guests attended the opening reception sponsored by the Dominican newspaper Hoy.  The World Press Photo exhibit contains the winning images from the 2007 annual photojournalism contest held in Amsterdam.  The exhibit’s visit to Santo Domingo was sponsored by the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication.
    “It was very interesting to see the international audience intently looking at the images. People seemed to really react to the stronger images which were located on the first floor of the Museum and then their expressions changed as they made their way to the softer images on the second floor,” said Loup Langton, who was co-curator of the exhibit with Lelen Bourgoignie-Robert.
    Concurrently the Knight Center for International Media sponsored the Somosfoto 2008 photographic workshop for Latin American photojournalists in Santo Domingo from March 15 to March 22.  Twenty-eight professional photographers from nine Latin American countries worked with twelve top photographers and editors from the United States.  The distinguished group includes international award-winning photographers Melissa Farlow, Randy Olson, Maggie Steber, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Todd Heisler and Pablo Corral and leading editors Mike Davis, Janet Reeves, Mark Edelson and Kathleen Hennessy. 
    For more information about the World Press Photo exhibit, visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org.
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