This exhibition shows the results of the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest. The contest rewards professional photographers for the best pictures - presented as singles or in stories - contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
This year 4,282 photographers from 125 countries entered73,996 photographs to the contest. These visual stories are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and compelling insights about our world. All entrants accept the code of ethics, and all winning pictures go through a rigorous verification process, ensuring they can be trusted to show the scene witnessed by the photographer. The contest is judged by a jury comprising leading photography professionals, and its membership of the jury changes every year. They are independent of the World Press Photo Foundation, and it is the jury alone that chooses the winning pictures and stories that matter.
More information: worldpressphoto.org