Public is Invited to Guest Lecture by Featured Photographers on May 20 & FREE Opening Reception on May 21
(West Palm Beach, FL – May 11, 2021) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that its next stellar exhibition—its first public event since temporarily closing last year—will open next week and is being sponsored by the Premium News Picture Wire Service ZUMA Press:
The New Normal:
Opening May 21 and Running Through August 14
Culled from the 2021 edition of The Year in Pictures 2020: Apocalypse NOW, the acclaimed annual movie produced by the founder of ZUMA Wire Service, Scott Mc Kiernan, who also curated this exhibition of award-winning photography by ZUMA Press photojournalists from around the world. The new exhibition will present the “Pictures of the Year” in sports, entertainment and news—the visual story of 2020, starting at the beginning of The Lost Year, and running all the way to the final days of Limbo Year.
“Just as the dreaded pandemic begins to wane, come see images that need to be seen, spanning the planet,” invites Mc Kiernan. “These are moments in time that will stop you in your tracks and stay with you forever, as the photographers’ unique talent and skills bring you to the heart of the matter at hand, with grace, respect and chilling honesty.”
“COVID Times captures humanity at its darkest hours and witnesses others rise above and beyond, showing that hope never dies,” adds Mc Kiernan. “Thanks to these courageous photographers on the frontlines of history, we can see and share the good, bad and beautiful of it all at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum.”
The exhibition will feature more than 60 top award-winning pictures by photojournalists worldwide, including this year’s POYi (Pictures of the Year International) Competition’s 1st place winner of Sports Action, and the Award of Excellence for Spot News. The oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world, POYi’s mission is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism.
The New Normal exhibition also includes the 3rd Place, Sports Action winner of the 2020 AIPS Sport Media Awards, as well as eight of the pictures that won a Communication ArtsMagazine 2021 Photography Competition Award.
Free Guest Lecture – Thursday, May 20, 5 to 7 pm
Education Evening at the Photo Centre will be a “Ted Talk”-style presentation by photographers featured in the exhibition, moderated by Mc Kiernan, ZUMA’s Director of Photography.
Free Opening Reception – Friday, May 21, 6 to 8 pm
This is the perfect opportunity for photo fans to experience the exhibition and mingle with some of the featured photojournalists.
Closing special all day (August 14, 2021) event is in the works.
Stay tune for updates.
- The New Normal exhibition and lecture will be available on the Photo Centre’s virtual platform,www.workshop.org.
- For the movie The Year in Pictures 2020:Apocalypse NOW, please visit https://vimeo.com/514463212. To view the extraordinary news photographs, please visit http://www.ThePicturesoftheDay.com.
About the Communication Arts Magazine Photography Competition:
This is one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography. Winning entries are distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and online at http://www.commarts.com.
About POYi (Pictures of the Year International):
This is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute of the Missouri School of Journalism. For more information, please visitwww.POYi.org.
About ZUMA Press Wire Service:
World Wide Web pioneering has its’ first digital news service. Started in the early 1990s by photojournalists for photojournalists—not shareholders or billionaires—ZUMA Press is now the world’s largest independent press agency and wire service.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit http://www.workshop.org or http://www.fotofusion.org.
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life through the photographic arts. All donations are greatly appreciated at http://www.workshop.org/contrib.