WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International
Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will preview its photo exhibit called the
Power of Elections on Oct. 1 at the Paley Center for Media in New York. The
collection includes striking images of political campaigns in more than 15
countries over more than 40 years - all taken by top photojournalists.
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The exhibit features famous leaders campaigning for high office, from
Lyndon Johnson stumping for Bobby Kennedy on the streets of Brooklyn in
1964 to George W. Bush and his family anxiously awaiting election results
in 2000. It spotlights groundbreaking elections: the first contested
presidential race in Egypt, for example, and the first vote that put a
representative from the lowest caste into India's Parliament.
Included are events that changed the course of history -- the Orange
Revolution in Ukraine and the Solidarity movement in Poland -- as well as
failed attempts at democracy, including Aung San Suu Kyi's struggle against
the Burmese junta, ending in her house arrest, and opposition rallies in
Zimbabwe before Robert Mugabe's crackdown.
The participating photojournalists are among the best in the business:
David Burnett, Arthur Grace, Carol Guzy, David Hume Kennerly, Wally and Win
McNamee, John Moore, and many others. They have won Pulitzer Prizes and
World Press Photo awards. The work of up-and-coming photojournalists from
the developing world is also on display, as well as photos by ICFJ trainers
who worked with photojournalists abroad.
"Photojournalists are often the unsung heroes of our profession,
working on the front lines and putting their lives at risk," said ICFJ
President Joyce Barnathan. "This exhibit is a tribute to them and the
amazing work they do in the public interest."
The photographers donated these images to ICFJ for a silent auction.
Proceeds will be used for programs designed to advance quality journalism
worldwide and to purchase camera equipment for participating photographers
from the developing world. Bids for these prints can be made online at
The exhibit at the Paley Center is open to the public from Oct. 3
through Nov. 5. It will travel to Washington, DC, for the ICFJ Awards
Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Nov.
12, when the bidding will close.
A panel discussion called The Power of Elections: Photojournalism and
the Democratic Process will also take place at 6:30 pm on Oct. 1 at the
Paley Center. Moderated by Foreign Affairs Editor James F. Hoge, Jr.,
panelists include contributing photojournalists Gary Fabiano, Timothy
Fadek, Christopher Hondros, and John Smock, as well as International Center
for Journalists President Barnathan and BusinessWeek Assistant Managing
Editor for International and Policy Christopher Power. For tickets and more
information, visit www.mtr.org.
For more information on the ICFJ Awards Dinner on Nov. 12, visit ICFJ's
Web site at www.icfj.org/dinner.
The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional
organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that
independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition.
Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training
workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to journalists
and media managers around the globe. For more information, visit
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