WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - You can now take a look into history with the “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” exhibit. The photography show will be on display at the Newseum through Jan. 20, 2019.
The award-winning photos have been selected from the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) archive of more than 40,000 photos. POYi is said to be one of the most prestigious and oldest photojournalism competitions in the world.
The images provide a look into history, chronicling events of social and cultural impact of the past 75 years.
Jonathan Bachman’s 2017 @PicoftheYear Winner shows Ieshia Evans standing firm as Louisiana State troopers rush toward her during a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest. The photo went viral and became a symbol of the continuing struggle for civil rights for all Americans. #POYat75 pic.twitter.com/7tD32ptFeh— Newseum (@Newseum) April 10, 2018
Visitors can expect a day-long lineup of activities for a Photo Day event, programs, and panel discussions with award-winning photographers throughout the timeframe of the exhibit.
The exhibit also consists of a six-minute Newseum video production that shares details about the contest, the evolution of photojournalism, and photography. Interviews with award-winning photographers like Carol Guzy, Randy Olson and acting POYi director David Rees will also be included. This is the third collaboration between the Newseum and Pictures of the Year International.