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World Press Photo Exhibition 2021


Sat 26 Jun - Sun 18 Jul, 2021


Exhibition Spaces


Wed–Sun 11.30am–5.30pm

Ages + Warnings

All ages

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Airport Corporation

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2021, showcasing the best visual journalism of the past year, returns to Brisbane Powerhouse in 2021.

Attracting 4,315 photographers from 130 countries who submitted 74,470 images, this coveted award is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photo journalist and documentary photographers.

In 2021, the highly-anticipated exhibition will be even more poignant, following an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe. The nominees share a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to these and other urgent issues such as the climate crisis, transgender people’s rights, and territorial conflicts.

Image: © Luis Tato, Spain
Title: Fighting Locust Invasion in East Africa


Attendance to this exhibition remains free however to ensure we remain COVID safe, you will need to register for tickets.

Walk-ups without a ticket will be admitted providing we have not exceeded capacity for that time. To guarantee your spot we recommend you register.

Tickets will be valid for a two hour period and registration will open from 17 May 2021.

World Press Photo winners
2021 Photo Contest, World Press Photo of the Year
Title: The First Hug
© Mads Nissen, Denmark, Politiken/Panos Pictures
2021 Photo Contest, Environment, Singles, 1st Prize
Title: California Sea Lion Plays with Mask
© Ralph Pace, United States
World Press Photo finalists
Title: One Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Your Own Glaciers
© Ciril Jazbec, Slovenia, for National Geographic
Title: Presidential Vacancy
© Ernesto Benavides, Peru, Agence France-Presse

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