The Institute is partnering with the State Library of New South Wales to bring the annual World Press Photo exhibition to Sydney in 2020. From August 15 to October 18, the world’s best photojournalism from 2019 will be on display at the State Library’s galleries.
Selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest, the exhibition features more than 150 powerful and evocative images and photo series captured by professional photographers from around the world. It covers contemporary issues, the environment, general news, long-term projects, nature, portraits, sports and spot news.
Australian photographer Adam Ferguson won first prize in the ‘Portraits, Stories’ category for his photos of displaced people from camps in northern Iraq. Fellow Aussies Matthew Abbott and Sean Davey won second prize in their categories for their coverage of the recent devastating bushfires