Slovak Press Photo 2016

Slovak Press Photo is a contest and a subsequent photo exhibition presenting an independent and authentic visual testimony of life, as seen by journalists from Slovakia and Eastern Europe.

The aim of the contest and of the exhibition is to allow the public to become the eye-witness of past year´s events and phenomena. This year, authors applied for nine photographic categories and the international Short Video category.  191 photographers applied for the contest and entered 1,522 photos in total.

The works were judged by a 5-member international jury: Stanley Greene (USA/SK) – jury chairman, Jana Hojstričová (SK), Jindřich Štreit (CZ), Joe Klamar (Canada/SK) and Jozef Ondzik (SK).

The jury decided to award the main prize of the contest – the Grand Prix – to photographer, film director and camera operator Ivan Holub for his single photograph Dinner. The photo was submitted to the Daily Life category. It shows a group of Pygmean children in south Burundi who survive only thanks to food provided once a day under a Slovak nutrition programme. The children are waiting silently until they get their portion of meal. This silence continues also while eating. The picture was shot during the production of a video document.

The winners of the categories will be announced on 19. October and their works  together with the main prize winners photo will be exhibited in the Old Town Hall of the Bratislava City Museum and Justi Hall of the Primate´s Palace in Bratislava.

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