Awards & Competitions

World Press Photo Closes Beirut Exhibit Following Protests

May 23, 2011

By Holly Stuart Hughes


Isktikial Mosque, Haifa, in 1941 and 2010, from Amit Sha'al's series, which won 3rd place in the World Press Photo arts and entertainment category.

Organizers of the World Press Photo competition closed its exhibition of award-winning images in Beirut on Friday, May 20, when Lebanese authorities asked that images by an Israeli photographer be removed. The show was scheduled to be on display in Beirut until June 1. In a statement to the press, World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke said the organization...

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