‘AP Captures the World’ photo exhibit opens Nov. 15 in Tokyo

Nov. 5, 2012
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An Indonesian 'cosplayer' dressed as an anime character poses during Japan Pop Culture Festival at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt (left) tours "AP Captures the World" photo exhibit in Tokyo.
LONDON - “AP Captures the World,” an exhibit of stunning news photography from The Associated Press, opens Nov. 15, at the Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery in Tokyo.  
 
Presented in association with Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and AFLO Co Ltd., the exhibit comprises around 60 news, entertainment, sports and lifestyle images taken by prize-winning AP photographers in Asia and around the world.
 
The Gyoko-dori gallery is located in Marunouchi, one of Tokyo’s central business and entertainment hubs and is directly linked to the newly re-opened Tokyo station.
 
“AP is proud to be exhibiting at this excellent venue. For more than a century, AP photographers have been at the right place at the right time to capture the greatest and most important moments in history, often at great personal risk,” said Santiago Lyon, AP vice president and director of photography. “This exhibition highlights a selection of our best imagery from Asia and from the rest of the world  in 2012, and it is an honor to be able to display it to the public in this fashion.”

“AP is proud to be working with Mitsubishi Estate and with AFLO, AP Images’ photo partner, to bring this unique exhibition in this exceptional setting,” said Fernando Ferre, vice president of AP Images. 

AP has a strong tradition of excellence in photojournalism. Throughout its history, AP has won countless awards, including 30 Pulitzer Prizes for photography.
 
“The photojournalism AP provides from all corners of the globe is not just simply accurate reportage. The amazingly sensitive approach the photographers take in their craft often moves me deeply,” said Koji Aoki, president and CEO of AFLO Co. Ltd. “The photos selected this year cover a broad spectrum of life, and I hope many people will be able to view and appreciate the exhibition.”
 
AP employs nearly 400 staff photographers and editors worldwide, producing up to 3,000 photographs per day, covering top regional and global news, sport, entertainment and lifestyle stories.
 
The exhibition will take place from Nov. 15, 2012 - Jan. 31, 2013. Admission is free. 
 
About the AP
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the Web: www.ap.org. AP Images licenses AP photos globally through www.apimages.com.  

About Mitsubishi Estate
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. is a leading global real estate developer of Japan, committed to urban development in various areas including office buildings, commercial properties, condominiums, and single-unit homes, hotels. Further details can be found on the website: http://www.mec.co.jp/index_e.html

About AFLO
AFLO is Japan's leading photo agency handling over 10 million photos and videos. AFLO is the agent representing AP Photos in Japan.  On the Web: www.aflo.com

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