2015 Exhibition tour of Japan launched

Radinck van Vollenhoven speaks during the exhibition opening in Tokyo.

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Ambassador pays tribute to close cooperation between Canon and World Press Photo.

The 2015 Exhibition kicked off its annual tour through Japan today at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, where it will be on show until 9 August. During the opening ceremony, Radinck van Vollenhoven, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, spoke of the special bond between World Press Photo and Canon, wishing for many more years of cooperation between the two organizations that, according to him, are synonymous with quality in photography.

The exhibition tour will take World Press Photo 15 to six other cities over the course of the next five months: Osaka, Koshigaya, Kyoto, Shiga, Oita, and Hiroshima. You can see the full exhibition tour list at worldpressphoto.org/exhibitions.

In 1968, Japan became one of the first countries outside of Europe to host the World Press Photo exhibition. The exhibition back then was held in a department store gallery in Tokyo. Today, the tour is organized by the cultural affairs division of Asahi Shimbun, and supported by Canon, Inc. along with Canon Marketing Japan. The partnership dates back to 1992, the same year that Canon became a worldwide partner of World Press Photo.

Posted June 26 2015

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Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.