Culled from the 2023 edition of The Year in Pictures 2022: ‘May You Always Live in Interesting Times’ is the acclaimed annual movie produced by the founder of ZUMA Wire Service, Scott Mc Kiernan, who also curated this exhibition of award-winning photography, by ZUMA Press photojournalists from around the world taking us up to March 15, 2023. Mc Kiernan is coming off winning recently at Carnegie Hall, the top photography presentation award from the Oscars of Photography: Lucie Awards, Photography Content Of The Year, Print Or Online to Scott Mc Kiernan and ZUMA Press. The new exhibition will show you why he and ZUMA Press won that prestigious award. Highlighting the “Pictures That Need to be Seen” for the last 365 days. Telling “The Stories That Need To Be Told”, big, small and inspiring over the last 12 months—Good, Bad and Ugly:
The GOOD— Spirit we saw last week at the Oscars is humbleness, diversity and breath, breathtaking talent and human resilience in the Earthquake miracle rescue stories.
TheBAD— Mother Nature’s power unleashed on Turkey and Syria in the Quake of the Century.
TheUGLY— War crimes and crimes against humanity, by Putin and his unprovoked Russian Invasion of Ukraine and how it has translated globally and affecting every corner of the planet, economically and emotionally. The thing the last two share in common is victims and yet hope on a biblical scale, and the people in all three countries (Ukraine, Syria and Turkey) have Eternal HOPE! Life gives us good, bad and ugly. The last 12 months have also given one much to celebrate!
“Just as the world’s dreaded pandemic begins to wane, come see images that need to be seen, spanning the planet,” invites NeJame. “These are moments in time that will stop you in your tracks and stay with you forever, as the photographers’ unique talent and skills bring you to the heart of the matter at hand, with grace, respect and chilling honesty.”
“A Celebration of LIFE” captures humanity at its darkest hours and witnesses others rise above and beyond, showing that hope never dies,” adds Mc Kiernan. “Thanks to these courageous photographers on the frontlines of history, we can see and share the good, bad and beautiful of it all at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum. Especially thanks to those who trusted ZUMA Press Photojournalists, to tell their stories! ”
The exhibition will feature top award-winning pictures by photojournalists worldwide, including this year’s WHNPA (The White House News Photographers Association) Still Photographer of the Year: CAROL GUZY. WHNPA, a century-old non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the efforts of Washington’s professional photojournalists. Also, the beauty in nature as only seen by ROBIN LOZNAK, as well as KEVIN SULLIVAN’s stellar portraits and moments from the historical 95th Oscars.
IT HAS BEEN A MINUTE: The expression is a century old. It is another way of saying ‘let’s catch up. ‘
A Celebration of LIFE exhibition also includes winners of top photojournalism contests, POYi, BoP, WHNPA as well as three of the pictures that won a Communication Arts Magazine 2022 Photography Competition Award.
Free Guest Lecture – Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7 pm
Education Evening at the Photo Centre will be a “Ted Talk”-style presentation by photographers featured in the exhibition, moderated by Mc Kiernan, ZUMA’s Director of Photography.
Free Opening Reception – Friday, May 19, 6 to 8 pm
This is the perfect opportunity for photo fans to experience the exhibition and mingle with some of the featured photojournalists.
Free Closing Reception – Thursday, August 2, 6 to 8 pm
Education Evening at the Photo Centre will be a “Ted Talk”-style presentation by photographers featured in the exhibition, moderated by Mc Kiernan, ZUMA’s Director of Photography. Another perfect opportunity for photo fans to experience the exhibition and mingle with some of the featured photojournalists.
About the Communication Arts Magazine Photography Competition:
This is one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography. Winning entries are distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and online at www.commarts.com
About WHNPA 2023 ‘Eyes of History® Competition:
This is a program of the The White House News Photographers Association, a annual visual journalism competition. For more information, please visit: www.WHNPA.org
About ZUMA Press Wire Service:
World Wide Web pioneering has its’ first digital news service. Started in the early 1990s by photojournalists for photojournalists—not shareholders or billionaires—ZUMA Press
is now the world’s largest independent press agency and wire service.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life through the photographic arts. All donations are greatly appreciated at www.workshop.org/contrib