World Press Photo

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Single use only World Press Photo 2016 Contemporary Issues third prize stories © Peter Bauza Copacabana Palace image courtesy State Library of NSW May 2017
Photograph: Peter Bauza Contemporary Issues third prize (stories) winner ‘Copacabana Palace’

The best photojournalism from around the world comes to the State Library

One of Sydney’s most popular annual exhibitions, World Press Photo brings together the most astonishing, thought-provoking and often beautiful images published by photojournalists in the past year.

The images range from sports and nature photography to snapshots from the frontlines of war; from staged portraits to remarkable candid shots.

This exhibition features more than 150 winning images from the 60th World Press Photo – selected from 80,408 images submitted by 5034 photographers from 126 countries.

The Photo of the Year winner is Burhan Ozbilici, for his photo of a 22-year-old off-duty police officer the moment after he shot the Russian ambassador to Turkey at an art gallery in Ankara, on December 19.

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