Press photographs of the year is an annual exhibition held by The Icelandic Press Photography Association. In the exhibition this year we have 105 photos taken by Icelandic press photographers in the past year selected from 732 entries by a independent jury. The pictures are divided into 7 categories, which are news photos, daily life photos, sports photos, portraits, environmental images, editorial and series.
In each category the jury chose the best photo / best series and one image from these categories was selected the picture of the year.
Judging took place on 12th and 13th of January and this year they judges were Auðunn Níelsson, Helga Laufey Guðmundsdóttir, Gígja Einarsdóttir, Gunnar Sverrisson, Valdimar Thorlacius, Þórdís Erla Ágústsdóttir and Paul Hansen who was the chairman of the jury.
The Icelandic Press Photography Association was established in 1976 and operates within The Icelandic Press Association. Photos of the Year exhibition has been held annually since 1995 and is one of the most visited photo exhibition in Iceland each year. The Icelandic Press Photography board this year are Rakel Ósk Sigurðardóttir (chairman), Eyþór Árnason, Ernir Eyjólfsson, Hákon Davíð Björnsson, Heiða Helgadóttir, Heiðdís Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir and Styrmir Kári Erwinsson.
The exhibition runs until 25th of March and a book with the photos from the exhibition can be found on Blurb.com.