World Press Photo Exhibition

Brisbane Powerhouse

The annual free World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse in July to showcase the most compelling, controversial, and intimate moments from around the world.

World Press Photo Exhibition, Brisbane Powerhouse

From July 12 to August 4, this exciting exhibition is set to stun visitors with works from the world’s top press photographers in categories ranging from nature to news, sports to contemporary issues, taken within the past 12 months. 

World Press Photo

The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. This year, the contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 countries enter 78,801 images.

World Press Photo Exhibition, Brisbane Powerhouse

An independent jury of leading photography professionals selected the winning images and the stories that matter including the World Press Photo of the Year by John Moore (USA). Crying Girl on the Border shows a Honduran toddler crying as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials in Texas on June 12, 2018. After this picture was published worldwide, US Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the child and her mother had not been among the thousands who had been separated by US officials. Nevertheless, public outcry over the controversial practice resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy on June 20, 2018. 

2019 marks the 12th consecutive year Brisbane Powerhouse has presented this prestigious prize. “It’s fascinating how an image can spark conversation and insight change within our world," said Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart. “Some images are hard to digest, however we hope people attending the exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse start their own conversations and sort out more information on these issues”. 

Need to know - The exhibition contains adult themes and violent material and is suitable for ages 15+.

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Image Credits:
Image 1: Indigo Arndt for National Geographic; Image 2: Marco Gualazzini Contrasto; Image 3: Terrll Groggins; Image 4: John Moore for Getty Images; Image 5: Wally Skalij for Los Angeles Times.

World Press Photo Exhibition

Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington St

New Farm

Jul 12 - Aug 4

Mon 9-5

Tue-Sun 9-9

Free

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