Hello my dear ones,
Life in The Netherlands seems to be slowly going back to (a new) normal.
March, April and May were tough months where I felt like I was running on fumes but, gladly, June came around as a breather. Things are so much less hectic now. We have officially closed the financial year at work and I am all settled in my new house.
Plus, Summer is here, life around me seems to have slowed down and I really want to take advantage of these long days, where there’s daylight untill 11pm.
Now that we are no longer in the confinement period, I can feel like I can dedicate my free time to do things outside my house that bring me joy.
That being said, even though I am still doing home office, I decided to finish work earlier yesterday, catch the train to The Hague (the use of masks and social distance is both obligatory and controlled) and visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020.
I love photography and I have been wanting to attend a World Press Photo Exhibition ever since I first heard of it a few years back. I am so glad I finally got round to attend the world’s largest press photography. It did not disappoint. Not in the slightest.
This exhibition showcases the realities and stories of people from all across the globe, whilst spreading awareness about diverse topics such as terrorism, social injustice, economic inequality and climate change.
A selection of photographers from different cultural backgrounds, upbringings and walks of life come together to promote awareness on cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues through their fine-art photography.
The compeling photos and their captions are genuine art masterpieces that force us to stop, think and feel. Visual journalism in its most beautiful form for sure. I found some of the photos to be a raw and powerful representation of the tough reality lived by many people. I impossible felt so touched. It was an exhibition that really expanded my views about certain global events and it somehow helped me o understand a little bit more this world we live in.
I don’t really like to whip out my phone when I am in an art galleries and museums because I want to feel fully present with all the great artwork that I see. However, during this exhibition I really felt the urge to snap some photos (it was allowed). I really wanted the incredibe photos and insighful captions to to be seared into my brain, you know?
So, here are just a few of the ones that touched me the most ♥ :
The best kind of art is the one that is able to emationally transport you.
If you are a photography lover and live in Europe, make sure to check this link to see if you have this exhibition near you. It is definitely an exhibition worth of our time.
Have a lovely weekend my dear ones.