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    Image Credit: Ingo Arndt for National Geographic

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World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

The world’s top press photographers over the past 12 months

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Airport Corporation

The annual World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse in a FREE exhibition that showcases the world’s top press photographers over the past 12 months. Presenting works from the most prestigious international award in photojournalism and digital storytelling, the exhibition, which tours through 45 countries, features the winning images across competition categories.

This year, the contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 countries enter 78,801 images. The 2019 World Press Photo nominees were from 25 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Of these nominees, 14 photographers are women (32%), which means a significant increase from the 2018 Photo Contest, when 12% of the nominees were female photographers.

Developed by The World Press Photo Foundation, the exhibition is viewed by over four million people worldwide and strives to inspire, educate and support visual journalists, storytellers and their global audience with fresh insight and new perspective.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Brisbane Powerhouse gratefully acknowledges the support from Brisbane Airport Corporation to help host this exhibition.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.