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Why not to miss the World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 (Bellinzona)
May 29 - Jun 20CHF10
(Photograph copyright Mads Nissen, Politiken/Panos Pictures)
Here is the chance to catch the touring World Press Photo Exhibition in a very unique place: Monte Carasso.
High above Bellinzona, this traveling exhibition will return to a historic basement for the seventh time. Truly, the stone walls of the SpazioReale make for a perfect setting to display photography. And those who have never visited Monte Carasso could combine the exhibit with the nearby Tibetan bridge.
World Press Photo depicts the world through the eyes of press photographers. Whenever a catastrophe occurs, these brave men and women are there to capture humanity at its most vulnerable. Whether it is the Coronavirus pandemic, the refugee crisis, wars and conflicts, societal concerns, or protests, press photographers are on the ground to chronicle the action and share their views with the rest of us.
World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 showcases roughly 140 photographs. Among others, it covers some important current issues such as the 50th anniversary of women's voting rights.
This year, the exhibit is also honoring a work that illustrates the human toll of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mads Nissen's "The First Embrace" was shot on August 5, 2020, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The photograph shows Rosa Luzia Lunardi, a senior citizen, being embraced at her nursing home. The photograph is significant as it captures Ms. Lunardi receiving the first hug after five months without physical contact.
Opening hours: Mon - Fri from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, Sat/Sun/holidays from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Adults 10 francs; children from 6 to 16 years/students/retirees 7 francs
(Photographs copyright SpazioReale)