The prestigious annual World Press Photo Exhibition, exhibiting winning images from around the globe, is returning to Auckland’s Smith and Caughey’s.

The World Press Photo Contest recognises the unbelievable talent of professional photographers and honours the best pictures which have contributed to visual journalism over the past year. The 2019 World Press Photo Contest drew thousands of photographers 4,738 from 129 of countries across the globe, with an astonishing submission of 78,801 images. The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year.

A new award has been added to the contest this year – The World Press Photo Story of the Year. This category celebrates the photographer whose visual creativity captures an event or issue of great journalistic importance.

Image Credit Photo 1:
Title: The Lake Chad Crisis

© Marco Gualazzini, Contrasto

Image Credit Photo 2:
Title: Crying Girl on the Border

© John Moore, Getty Images

Image Credit Photo 3:
Title: The Disappearance of Jamal Kashoggi

© Chris McGrath, Getty Images

 

Last updated: 12 June 2019