The Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec, on behalf of its photo committee, is proud to present Quebec Press Photos 2016, an exhibition that presents the 40 photography finalists of the Prix Antoine-Desilets, the award for the best press photos of the year in Quebec. The Prix Antoine-Desilets was launched in 2005 in recognition of top-quality Quebec photography production and the contribution of press photographers to public information.
The photos are placed into seven categories : Arts and entertainment, Contemporary issue, News, Photo stories, Portraits, Sports ans Daily life. The award carries the name of the individual, Antoine Desilets, who is recognized as the “father” of Quebec press photography, and who was a photographer for La Presse from the 1960s to the 1980s. The award is at the same time a tribute that’s made to him.