For the first time in the history of the Czech Press Photo, the exhibition will take place in the Historical Building of the National Museum. The exhibition will present the winning photographs of the competition, accompanied by a collection of selected key moments of the 26th edition, together with an exhibition of foreign judges and the Mayor's Grant.
The main eye-catcher of the exhibition is a very emotional large-format Photo of the Year taken by Roman Vondrouš from Czech News Agency (ČTK) who captured a man passing through a disinfection gate. The international jury picked the winner from more than five thousand photographs taken by 288 authors. Moreover, the Czech Press Photo exhibition is complemented by the Three Views exhibition, offering a series of pictures chosen by foreign judges. This exhibition was installed in the Czech Photo Centre gallery during the lockdown and was only available online. It introduces Joe Klamar, Chris McGrath and Nicole Tung, who witnessed the crucial moments of modern history during their photographic careers.
Among the exhibited collections is a cycle called Prague Parade by Jan Rasch, which won the Mayor's Grant category in 2019. The author documented the city centre overcrowded with tourists and, with the arrival of coronavirus pandemic, he was given a unique opportunity to capture the complete opposite.
The photographs were registered electronically during September 2020. The international jury consisting of Joe Klamar from Agence France-Presse, American photojournalist Nicole Tung, Australian photographer Chris McGrath from Getty Images, Czech photographer Herbert Slavík and head of the ČTK’s stock Petr Mlch picked the winners on 14 and 15 October in the Czech Photo Centre gallery.
More information and individual photographs can also be found at www.czechphoto.org.
The CZECH PRESS PHOTO 2020 competition and exhibition is organised by:
Czech Photo, o.p.s. and the National Museum
with the financial support of the City of Prague
under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Mayor of Prague