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World Press Photo 2022

Red dresses hung on wooden crosses commemorate the children from Indigenous communities who have been victims of systematic mistreatment by the Canadian school system.
Foto: © Kamloops Residential School - World Press Photo of the Year 2022 / Amber Bracken for The New York Times
Red dresses hung on wooden crosses commemorate the children from Indigenous communities who have been victims of systematic mistreatment by the Canadian school system.

From 9 September, WestLicht will present the most important exhibition of international press photography for the 21st time.

The award for the World Press Photo of the Year went this year to the Canadian Amber Bracken. The red clothes hung on wooden crosses, which can be seen in her photograph Kamloops Residential School, are a commemoration of the children from indigenous communities who have been victims of systematic mistreatment by the Canadian school system. This is the first time in World Press Photo's history that the top prize has been awarded to a photo that does not include people.

Kamloops Boarding School in British Columbia was part of the Canadian Residential School System, which was geared towards the forced assimilation of the indigenous population. Indigenous languages were banned in the schools, children were permanently and forcibly separated from their parents and subjected to physical abuse. In May 2021, a ground-penetrating radar survey of the Kamloops School property uncovered the graves of 215 children.

"It is an image that burns itself into the memory", the jury's statement said. The photo conveys a "silent moment of global reckoning with the history of colonialism".

Venue

Westlicht Center for Photography

Westbahnstraße 40
1070 Wien

Current Dates

  • Thu. 29 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 01 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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September

  • Thu. 29 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 30 Sep 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

October

  • Sat. 01 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Oct 2022, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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