A mountain stronghold is the starting point for a trip around the world. From 7 December to 6 January the Forte di Bard, in Aosta, hosts the World Press Photo 2018 exhibition from the well-known international photo-journalism competition.
The most beautiful pictures from the contest, involving 45 countries and hundreds of locations, will be on show. The winner of the first prize was a photo with great visual impact taken by Ronaldo Schemidt in Caracas in May 2017: it shows a young demonstrator covered in flames fleeing during a day of protests against the president, Nicolás Maduro.
The winner of the first prize in the World Press Photo 2018 competition was the picture taken by Ronaldo Schemidt in Caracas during a protest against president Maduro
The exhibition examines the most conflictive geo-political situations, from the persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar, to Nigeria and the violence committed by Boko Haram militias.
There is also a look at the West, with Toby Melville’s view of the attack at Westminster Bridge, in London, or David Becker’s pictures, which immortalised the policemen who took part in the mass shooting in Las Vegas in October 2017.
People who want more than just the photographic display and want to go on and see the area, can go to the small town of Bard.
It was here that the young Stendhal, a soldier in Napoleon’s army during his second Italian campaign, had his baptism of fire, while Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour stayed here to supervise the rebuilding of the fortress.
Finding freedom © Anna Boyiazis
Waiting for freedom © Neil Aldridge
Venezuela Crisis © Ronaldo Schemidt
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