World Press Photo Exhibition

Head to the State Library of NSW to see the world's best (and most-confronting) photojournalism from the past year.
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Published on June 13, 2024


The World Press Photo Foundation is a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through raw visual journalism and storytelling. The organisation was founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organised a contest to expose their work to an international audience. Since then, the contest has grown into the world's most prestigious photography competition and global travelling exhibition.

The 67th edition of the World Press Photo Exhibition has hit Sydney for 2024 at the State Library of NSW, displaying from until Sunday, July 7. The winners from this year's contest were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed 61,062 photographs by 3851 photographers from 130 countries — and while the exhibition only showcases a selection, get ready to peer at the best of the best.

The Gay Space Agency © Mackenzie Calle.

At the free exhibition, attendees can spy eye-catching images in a heap of categories, including contemporary issues, the environment, general news, nature, portraits and sports.

No matter which corner of the earth these photos are capturing, or what's filling the frame, both the winners and other highlights comprise a stunning bunch of imagery — some arresting in their beauty, some hauntingly striking, many pivotally important. Two Australians feature in this year's winners, too, with Eddie Jim from The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and Aletheia Casey both recognised in southeast Asia and Oceania.

Saving the Monarchs © Jaime Rojo, for National Geographic.

Top images: A Lost Place © Aletheia Casey // Red Skies, Green Waters © Adriana Loureiro Fernandez, for The New York Times.


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