2015’s most impressive and memorable photographs from across the globe come together at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with the World Press Photo Exhibition, opening on 5 November.
The premier annual international competition in press photography, brings together award-winning photographs from around the world which capture the most powerful and moving images of the year. The winning images were selected from 97,912 photographs entered by 5,692 photographers from 131 different countries.
Exhibited in more than 90 cities in 45 countries, the World Press Photo 15 Exhibition is an opportunity to see the winning images from each of the nine contest categories that include contemporary issues, daily life, nature and sports.
Subject matters include images of events that have resonated around the world including the conflicts in Eastern Ukraine; the aftermath of bombing in Gaza; the ebola crisis in Sierra Leone; refugees and the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria.
The exhibition includes this year’s winning World Press Photo of the Year by Danish photographer Mads Nissen. The image which shows Jon and Alex comes from the photographer’s project called “Homophobia in Russia”. This story is about how “being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is becoming more and more difficult in Russia as sexual minorities are facing legal and social discrimination, harassment and even violent ‘hate crime’ attacks from religious and national conservative groups.”
To see the touring exhibition, click here.