POYi Visions of Excellence
November 30, 2012 – February 2013
Opening Reception & Talk: Saturday, Dec 1, 2-4pm
Louisiana State Museum Old US Mint
400 Esplanade Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm.
POYi (Pictures of the Year International) “Visions of Excellence”
Pictures of the Year International is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. Each year the POYi competition honors the very best documentary photography and photojournalism, setting the gold-standard for excellence. POYi is committed to engaging citizens worldwide with great photojournalism by sponsoring educational public exhibitions.
The 50-print display showcases a selection of the 240 winners from the most recent judging in February.Through exhibitions and workshops POYI extends the reach of those photojournalist who chronicle the news events and social issues facing our world. Pictures of the Year International is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Now in its 69th year, POYI continues to recognize and promote excellence in photojournalism.
Rick Shaw, Director of POYi, will attend the opening, and at 2 PM, he will speak about POYi and present an illustrated talk, “NewsPhoto Stories: The Complement of Print and Online“, examining the ways in which several recent news stories were covered in print and on the web. After that, he will lead a gallery tour of the Visions show.
This year will mark the third time that the Louisiana State Museum system has hosted Visions of Excellence as part of PhotoNOLA.