World Press Photo Awards 2016 Exhibition- Brisbane Powerhouse

Migrants crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary.

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.

Howie calls these “his and hers” chairs. He sits beside Laurel, his wife of thirty-four years, as they get their weekly chemotherapy treatments, side by side at Oncologist Dr. Barry Boyd’s office. Greenwich, Connecticut. January, 2013. Sunbather oblivious to the ominous shelf cloud approaching - on Bondi beach. A massive “cloud tsunami” looms over Sydney in a spectacular weather event seen only a few times a year. The enormous shelf cloud rolled in from the sea, turning the sky almost black and bringing violent thunderstorms in its wake.

There was a tremendous amount of stunning photography in this years entries, and more winning images can be seen at

Reviewed By Emmy Peterson

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