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Reuters Photojournalism Gallery to launch at Committee to Protect Journalists’ new headquarters

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Reuters announced today the launch of the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery at the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) headquarters in New York, showcasing Reuters news photography on some of the most challenging and inspiring moments of our time. The Reuters Photojournalism Gallery will be a permanent fixture, aimed at raising awareness of the critical importance of photojournalism in documenting history.

The first exhibition at the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery will feature the best of Reuters photography from the past decade. Images will explore some of the most significant issues from the last ten years, from conflict, migration and COVID-19 to natural disasters and racial justice demonstrations around the world. New exhibits at the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery will be installed twice a year.

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned in Myanmar for more than 500 days before their release in 2019, will also be featured in the gallery. Their case is at the heart of CPJ’s mission of defending the rights of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

“Reuters has a long history of nurturing and promoting outstanding photojournalism,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler. “We are thrilled to be launching the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery at CPJ in support of the essential role of a free press around the world.”

“We are deeply grateful to Reuters for underwriting the creation of this exciting new gallery dedicated to honoring the role of photojournalists and recognizing the risks they take to bring us the news,” said Joel Simon, CPJ’s Executive Director.

To launch the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery, Reuters and CPJ will be hosting a virtual event on April 21 at 9:30 am ET, which will highlight the work of photojournalists and the challenges they face in the field. Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters photojournalists Adrees Latif, Leah Millis and Goran Tomasevic, and CPJ Emergencies Director María Salazar Ferro, will join Reuters North America Pictures Editor Corinne Perkins for a discussion on the importance of photojournalism, the impact of photography and why press freedom is critical to a democratic society.

Click here to RSVP for the Reuters Photojournalism Gallery launch event.

[Reuters PR blog post]

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