As potentially the most multicultural city in Canada, Montreal is the perfect place for the World Press Photo exhibition to take place. Bringing together some of the most talented photographers in the world in essentially the "Oscars of Photography," the task of documenting the biggest news-breaking stories from around the globe is brilliantly put on display for all to see.
But the exhibit is about more than just photojournalism. The 11th edition of the WPP will show over 150 captivating works that capture a variety of snapshots from all walks of life, and puts into perspective our shared human experience.
Whether you've been passionately keeping up with global news or not, this exhibit is the perfect place to catch up on everything that's happened around the world over the last year.
Showcasing photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the world, the event exposes unique points of view of the refugee crisis in the Middle East, the earthquake in Nepal, and the terrorist attacks in Paris, as well as various inspiring moments in sports, nature, and daily life.
Every year, the World Press Photo Exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to get together as a global community, contemplate on the important things shaping our world, and challenge our way of looking at life forever.
But perhaps the most important aspect of this event, is that above all the effort put in by the photographers, it's the visitors and the community who make the event so special.
From August 31 to October 2, head down to the Bonsecours Market in the Old Port any day of the week from 10am-10pm to view this gripping collection of international works.