WPP Exhibition Opens at Cinquantenaire


The collection features 167 photographs taken by 62 photographers from 22 different countries. The photos powerfully document people, places and events from around the world. More than 101,900 images from 5,800 photographers were entered for the contest, either as single images or as part of a picture story.

This year’s overall winning image is by Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo, and shows women in Tehran and Iran shouting on a rooftop in protest following the 2009 presidential election results.

Commenting on the image, chair of the WPP jury Ayperi Karabuda Ecer said: “The photo shows the beginning of something, the beginning of a huge story. It touches you both visually and emotionally, my heart went out to it immediately.”

Other images include US soldiers responding to Taliban fire outside their bunker in Afghanistan, Australian bushfires, Barack Obama’s inauguration day, Tiger Woods flipping golf clubs, England cricketers at the Oval, Senegalese wrestlers and tango dancers in Argentina.