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.