The 2016 World Press Photo Awards travelling exhibition hit the Brisbane Powerhouse from 29 July- 21 August, inviting Queenslanders to experience the best photojournalism of the year up close. The free exhibition spanned across 3 rooms in the Powerhouse, featuring works from first, second and third place winners of the annual award, which recognises standout documentary and journalistic photography from around the world. Warren Richardson took out the top prize of photo of the year with his image of a Syrian baby being passed through a razor wire fence. Other evocative images included Nancy Borowick’s A Life In Death project, documenting her parent’s cancer battle and subsequent death, which won 2nd prize in the long-term stories category. Photojournalist for Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph, Rohan Kelly, achieved first prize for the Nature Picture category. Kelly’s winning photograph, a menacing storm eclipsing Australia’s famed Bondi beach.
There was a tremendous amount of stunning photography in this years entries, and more winning images can be seen at www.worldpressphoto.org
Reviewed By Emmy Peterson