(Photo above: Haze in China, Contemporary Issues, First Prize-Single, Zhang Lei, China)

It´s not an exaggeration to say that many emotional events and provocative issues have taken place on this planet in the last year. Fortunately, the world´s photojournalists have documented these occasions for us to visualize, consider and reflect. The World Press Photo organization selects the best of these photos in an annual competition. The exhibition of winning photos for 2016 will be on display at Fórum da Maia in Maia, 18 November to 8 December.



The winner of this year’s competition is Australian Warren Richardson, with a photograph in black and white showing two refugees passing a baby through a hole in the barbed wire on the border between Serbia and Hungary.

Photo of the Year Warren Richardson Australia

Hope for a New Life, Photo of the Year, Warren Richardson, Australia

Portuguese photographer Mário Cruz won the Contemporary Images category with a series of images on the “Talibes, Modern-day Slaves”.

Contemporary Issues First Prize Mario Cruz Portugal
Talibes, Modern-day Slaves, Contemporary Issues, First Prize-Series, Mário Cruz, Portugal

Other winning photos at the exhibition includes:

Kevin Frayer Canada
China’s Coal Addiction, Daily Life, First Prize-Singles, Kevin Frayer, Canada

Mauricio Lima Brazil
IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital, General News, First Prize-Singles, Mauricio Lima, Brazil

Rohan Kelly Australia
Storm Front on Bondi Beach, Nature, First Prize-Single, Rohan Kelly, Austalia

Daniel Ochoa de Olza Spain
La Maya Tradition, People, Second Prize-Stories, Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Spain

Christian Walgram
FIS World Championships, Sports, First Prize-Single, Christian Walgram, Austria

For more information, visit the World Press Photo 2015 website.

Forum da Maia
Rua Eng.º Duarte Pacheco
North of Porto

Phone: +351 289 889 300

Hours: Everyday – 09:00 to 22:00

Entrance: €2.00

Click here to see World Press Photo 2015.
Click here to see World Press Photo 2014.
Click here to see World Press Photo 2013.
Click here to see World Press Photo 2012.

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