World Press Photo Exhbitions runs from Fri 30 Jun-Sun 23 July, 2017.
See the world’s most compelling, controversial and intimate moments as captured by award-winning photojournalists from around the globe.
The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.
The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici’s picture shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. Altıntaş wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout. The image also won first prize in the Spot News Stories category.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
Brisbane Powerhouse gratefully acknowledges the support from Brisbane Airport Corporation to help host this exhibition.