WORLD PRESS PHOTO 15 Brisbane Poweerhouse

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See the personal and the political explored by award-winning photojournalists from around the world.

The 58th annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the globe’s top press photographers and showcases the world’s best press photos in categories ranging from news to nature and portraiture photography.

This year 5,692 photographers from 131 countries submitted 97,912 images across eight categories in the competition.

The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year was awarded to Mads Nissen of Scanpix/Panos Pictures. The image shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, experiencing an intimate yet dangerous moment in St. Petersburg, Russia – a place known for its firm anti-LGBTQ stance.

For LGBTQ communities in Russia, life is becoming increasingly difficult. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the world’s most compelling photographs.

You’re invited to view the exhibit at the Opening Night Celebrations on Fri 07 August at 6pm.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored by Canon.

TIMES           Mon   9am–5pm   Tue–Sun 9am–9pm

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