World Press Photo Exhibition
The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse from July 2 to 24, 2022, showcasing the best and most important photojournalism from around the globe.
Since 1955, the annual World Press Photo Contest has recognised professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world, for the best pictures taken in the past year across 8 categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News.
For its 65th edition, the World Press Photo Contest saw 4,066 photographers from 130 countries enter 64,823 photographs.
“Together the global winners pay tribute to the past, while inhabiting the present and looking towards the future,” states Rena Effendi, global jury chair.
The best pictures and stories of 2022 include the World Press Photo of the Year awarded to Kamloops Residential School by Amber Bracken, Canada for the New York Times; while the World Press Photo Story of the Year was awarded to Saving Forests with Fire by Australian photographer Matthew Abbott (Sydney-based).
Providing a variety of perspectives from all corners of the globe, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2022 invites viewers to step outside the news cycle, and think critically about important topics in our world.
Need to know - World Press Photo 2022 is free to visit, with no registration required.
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1. Title: Kamloops Residential School © Amber Bracken, for The New York Times
Caption: Red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside commemorate children who died at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, an institution created to assimilate Indigenous children, following the detection of as many as 215 unmarked graves, Kamloops, British Columbia, 19 June 2021
2. Title: Boundaries: Human-Tiger Conflict © Senthil Kumaran
Caption: A nine-month-old tiger cub lies in a cage after being recovered in Valparai, near the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India, on 17 October 2021. Valparai, where large parts of forest have been cleared to make way for tea plantations, is a high human-animal conflict zone.
3. Title: Haze © Abriansyah Liberto
Caption: A police officer wears a gas mask as protection against smoke from a peatland fire in Ogan Komering Ilir, South Sumatra, Indonesia, on 11 September 2015.
4. Title: Saving Forests with Fire © Matthew Abbott, for National Geographic/Panos Pictures
Caption: Nawarddeken elder Conrad Maralngurra burns grass to protect the Mamadawerre community from late-season ‘wildfires’, in Mamadawerre, Arnhem Land, Australia, on 3 May 2021. The late-evening fire will die out naturally once the temperature drops and moisture levels rise.
5. Title: Saving Forests with Fire © Matthew Abbott, for National Geographic/Panos Pictures
Caption: A group of Nawarddeken women elders hunt for turtles with homemade tools on floodplains near Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, Australia on 31 October 2021. They spent all day finding just two turtles, which are a popular delicacy. Soon the grass will be burned to make the hunt easier.
World Press Photo Exhibition
119 Lamington St
Jul 2-24, 2022*