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World Press Photo 2011: Photo Winner Jodi Bieber @ Dawson College, Tonight

Posted by Andrés / September 13, 2011

20110913_worldpressphoto.jpgWinner of this year's World Press Photo of the Year, Jodi Bieber, will be lecturing on the topic of women in photojournalism, including why she chose to focus on violence against women as subjects for many of her photos. The award-winning photo (above) is of an Afghan woman, Aisha, subjected to violence under the Taliban regime. However, photographer Bieber was adamant that she be portrayed not as a victim, but as resilient and strong. The photo also draws comparisons to the famous photo of the Afghan girl on the cover of a 1985 issue of National Geographic.

The lecture is free on a first-come-first-serve basis. It begins at 6:30pm at Dawson College (3040 Sherbrooke St. W.) in Room 5B16 (that's fifth floor, B wing, room 16).

This is part of the Montréal World Press Photo Exhibition that continues at Marché Bonsecour in the Old Port until October 2, 2011. You can see both the above photo as well as the other award-winning series' from the past year. It's a good chance to catch up on contemporary photography as well as the small and large human stories they tell.

Montréal World Press Photo 2011
325, De La Commune Street
Old Montréal
$12, $8 Students
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