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16 Tom Jenkins: The Guardian. Grand National Steeplechase. THE 2017 WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION The 2017 World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for the 21st year from 3–20 November. The free exhibition brings together 152 winning photographs from the annual World Press Photo Awards, showcasing some of the most powerful, emotional and often disturbing press images of the year. In its 60th year, the World Press Photo Awards continues to be the premier annual international competition for press photography and multimedia storytelling. This year’s winners were drawn from a bank of 80,408 images taken by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries. The exhibition at Southbank Centre will be the only display in England; however the winning photographs travel together to 45 countries and are seen by more than four million people each year. The subjects of the images on display are widely varied including documentation from rallies protesting police brutality, reports from war-torn terrains and striking images selected from nature and sports editorial. The exhibition includes this year’s World Press Photo of the Year, An Assassination in Turkey, taken by Burhan Ozbilici for The Associated Press. Ozbilici’s photograph, which also won the first prize in the ‘Spot News’ stories category, depicts the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov by an off-duty Turkish police officer, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş. This year, the jury awarded prizes to two photographers from the UK: Tom Jenkins from The Guardian and Mathieu Willcocks from MOAS. Jenkins won the first prize for the ‘Sports’ singles category with Grand National Steeplechase. His image, taken at the Grand National in Liverpool in 2016, captured a chaotic moment of a jockey mid-air whilst falling off his horse. French-born, UK-based Mathieu Willcocks won the third prize in the ‘Spot News’ stories category with Mediterranean Migration. Willcocks’ image series documents the unsettling journeys of refugees in transit off the coast of Libya, struggling at sea and crammed into the hold of boats. With freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech being more important than ever, World Press Photo strives to promote quality visual journalism. The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. DOROTHY CIRCUS GALLERY OPENS IN NOTTING HILL Dorothy Circus Gallery is opening the doors of its British branch in Notting Hill 13 October with a new exhibition. For this special occasion, the Gallery have prepared a celebration in the form of a Group Show, with a splendid reunion of its most important pop and surreal icons. These artists will collaborate with new international figures in a magical meeting in October. Pages from Mind Travellers Diaries is the name of the Group show. The title mirrors the Gallery’s restless mood and ideologies. That is the way it all started, with the idea of a journey toward the most remote corners of surrealism. It is a journey full of surprises and significant meetings of minds which have shaped the gallery’s identity. Joe Sorren: Coney Island Supper Club. With the aim of spreading its image around the world while absorbing new cultural concepts, the Gallery started its journey around Europe from Rome. Shifting from extremely bizarre and unusual tastes to the most refined tendencies, what could have been a better first destination for the Circus if not magnificent London – the city of extreme glamour and the dynamic centre of the fashion industry, which can suddenly turn into the elegant abode of the classy and refined afternoon tea. The first Group Exhibition in London will feature popular names in pop art, and surreal characters already present in the art scene. The Dorothy Circus Gallery will be at 81 Ledbury Road, W11. The nearest tube station is Notting Hill Gate. t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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