The Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine
Nov 14 2014 - Jan 9 2015
Opening Reception Nov 13 5:30-7:30pm
(Opening Reception Free to All Members or Non Members)
First and Goal: (August 23, 2011 – Tripoli, Libya)
During the final battle for Tripoli during the Libya Civil War, an armed rebel fighter kicks a soccer ball near Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound as it is engulfed in flames. Libyan rebels captured the palace after days of fighting for control of Tripoli
(Credit Image: © Maxppp/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the next exhibition would be Seeing Double: The Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine. Running November 13 through January 9, this exhibition will present more than 100 of the best photographs featured in the first decade of the award-winning quarterly magazine, which bills itself as “The World’s Best News Pictures in Print!”
As a major bonus, the show will feature numerous Back Stories, revealing “the hearts and minds of the bravo photojournalists who capture those one of a kind moments of history.” In fact, the exhibition is a virtual time capsule of some of the most memorable moments in recent history captured by world-renowned photojournalists.
“Hosting this epic exhibition offers viewers the opportunity to learn about, or revisit, the celebrations and tragedies that have defined recent history through iconic images that illuminate the human condition. Many have called DOUBLEtruck Magazine, the new LIFE Magazine,” said NeJame. “This exhibition will be truly spectacular.”
Scott Mc Kiernan, publisher of DOUBLEtruck, director of KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center, and the founder of ZUMA Press, the largest picture agency and wire service in the world run by a photojournalist, is curating Seeing Double. Launched in 2004, DOUBLEtruck is dedicated to promoting outstanding photojournalism and showcasing high-impact photography of important world issues. The magazine’s title refers to an ad or editorial project that covers two facing paces.
“The magazine was inspired by the photojournalism renaissance in 2003, when major publications around the globe ran amazing picture content of the Iraq conflict over numerous two-page spreads,” said Mc Kiernan. "Each image featured in the magazine tells the story as only a strong single image can.”
For each issue of DOUBLEtruck, Mc Kiernan reviews more than a million recent images by over 300 newspapers, 90 agencies and wire services and thousands of photojournalists. The end result has won DOUBLEtruck the prestigious Best Use of Photography Award for Magazines and numerous other top editing, publishing and photography awards, including Communications Arts, Pictures of The Year International (POYi) and the annual Best of Photojournalism Award from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), which recently held its annual awards ceremony in West Palm Beach in conjunction with the BOP exhibition at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre (which is still on display through the end of October).
The public is invited to the opening reception for Seeing Double: The Best of DOUBLEtruck Magazine. It will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.