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World Press Photo 2019

The World Press Photo Exhibition brings an eclectic showcase of powerful images from all around the globe, drawing attention to a diverse portfolio of issues happening in today’s world. This mighty collection of photojournalism will exhibit at Fort Bard from 6th December 2019 to 6th January 2020.

The World Press Photo exhibition presents the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in single images and stories for 2019 across eight categories which include; Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News.

The jury of the 2019 Photo Contest selected John Moore’s image Crying girl on the border as the World Press Photo of the Year. The winning image shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, Usa, on 12 June 2018. After this picture was published worldwide, US Customs and Border Protection confirmed that Yanela and her mother had not been among the thousands who had been separated by US officials. Nevertheless, public outcry over the controversial practice resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy on 20 June.