Expositions temporaires

30 years in 30 photos

To discover from June 2 to September 15, 2018, at the Caen Memorial Museum.

An exhibition presenting the 30 World Press Photo of the Year winners from 1988 - 2018.

This exhibition allows the public to discover photos that recount news and history, highlighting the importance of these testimonials, and explaining under which circumstances these images were taken and, finally, why they were selected.

World Press Photo of the year 1990, Charlie Cole, USA, Newsweek. A demonstrator confronts a line of People's Liberation Army tanks on Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, during protests for democratic reform on Tianganmen Square.

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World Press Photo contest

Each year for over 60 years, the World Press Photo Foundation has organized a prestigious professional photography contest, which rewards the best images by photographers from around the world.

The competition awards the work of professionals who use their creativity and talent to grasp or represent an event or topic that has marked the journalistic news of the year, through various categories such as contemporary issues (social, cultural or political) affecting individuals or societies, sport and the environment.

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5 Photo of the Year winning images

Five Photo of the Year winning images from the World Press Photo contest, among the 30 iconic images on display at "30 years in 30 photos":

World Press Photo // 1990

Charlie Cole | États-Unis, Newsweek

A demonstrator confronts a line of People's Liberation Army tanks on Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, during protests for democratic reform on Tianganmen Square.

World Press Photo // 1996

Lucian Perkins | États-Unis, The Washington Post

Chechnya, Russia. A bus on the road to Grozny during fighting between Chechen independence fighters and Russian troops. The First Chechen War, which erupted when President Boris Yeltsin sent troops to the rebellious province in December 1994, was still dragging on months later. When the Chechen fighters fled Grozny, the capital, where the war had claimed a horrendous human and material toll, Russian troops pursued them into the countryside to the south and east.

World Press Photo // 2008

Tim Hetherington | Royaume-Uni, Vanity Fair

Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. Brandon Olson, Specialist of Second Platoon, Battle Company of the Second Battalion of the US 503rd Infantry Regiment sinks onto an embankment in the Restrepo bunker at the end of the day. The Korengal Valley was the epicenter of the US fight against militant Islam in Afghanistan and the scene of some of the deadliest combat in the region.

World Press Photo // 2014

John Stanmeyer | États-Unis, VII pour National Geographic

African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night raise their phones in an attempt to catch an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

World Press Photo // 2018

Ronaldo Schemidt | Venezuela, Agence France-Presse

José Víctor Salazar Balza catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first and second degree burns.


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