World Press Photo Exhibition Returns in 2024

A migrant walks over a freight train known as the beast as he arrives at Piedras Negras, in Piedras Negras, Oct 8, 2023.

Brisbane Powerhouse is thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated return of the World Press Photo Exhibition in 2024.

Showcasing the finest photojournalism and documentary photography from around the globe, the exhibition promises to captivate audiences from 6 July to 4 August 2024.

Presenting the results of the foundation’s annual photo contest, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 invites viewers to step outside the news cycle and critically engage with pressing global topics.

Featuring images selected by an independent jury, this year’s exhibition continues the tradition of spotlighting stories that challenge and inspire.

Since its inception in 1955, the World Press Photo Contest has celebrated the best in photojournalism and documentary photography.

This year’s contest saw 3,851 photographers from 130 countries submit 61,062 photographs and open format entries.

Among the regional winners are poignant images capturing the gravity of the Israel-Hamas conflict in 2023.

These powerful images depict scenes of personal loss, resilience, and courage, underscoring the importance of press freedom and documentary photography.

“We are honoured to host the World Press Photo Exhibition once again at Brisbane Powerhouse,” says Brisbane Powerhouse CEO/AD Kate Gould. “This exhibition serves as a testament to the power of visual storytelling and its ability to foster understanding and empathy.”

Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff says this is the 19th year of partnering with Brisbane Powerhouse.  

“At Brisbane Airport, our mission is to connect Queenslanders to the world. This powerful exhibition brings global issues to our doorstep in a compelling way. While most pictures speak a thousand words, the images in this collection go far beyond, telling profound stories that resonate deeply.”  

The World Press Photo Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse is made possible by partner Brisbane Airport. Admission to the exhibition is free.

For more information on the World Press Photo Exhibition 2024, visit World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 – Brisbane Powerhouse

About the World Press Photo Foundation: The World Press Photo Foundation is a global platform connecting photojournalists, documentary photographers, and audiences worldwide through trustworthy storytelling. Established in 1955, the foundation organizes the prestigious World Press Photo Contest, which celebrates the best in photojournalism and documentary photography. Through its worldwide exhibition program, the World Press Photo Foundation brings compelling stories to millions of people, promoting understanding and empathy across cultures. The foundation is supported by strategic partners, including the Dutch Postcode Lottery, PwC, and Fujifilm.