Showcasing the Best: World Press Photo
5775 photographers, 128 countries, 82,951 photographs. The 59th annual World Press Photo Contest celebrated some of the most compelling and poignant photo stories from the world of photojournalism. We take you through the gripping and riveting moments in frames.
World Press Photo of the Year
Hope for a New Life
A man passes a baby through the fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015. Photograph by Warren Richardson, Australia
“I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone.”
Richardson’s photograph also won the First Prize in the Spot News—Singles category.(Story continues on the next page.) Tags: april 2016, Bulent Kilic, Christian Walgram, Corentin Fohlen, Daniel Berehulak, Dario Mitidieri, Kazuma Obara, Kevin Frayer, Magnus Wennman, Mário Cruz, Mary F Calvert, Matic Zorman, Mauricio Lima, Roberto Schmidt, Rohan Kelly, Sameer Al-Doumy, Sergey Ponomarev, Tim Laman, Vladimir Pesnya, Warren Richardson, World Press Awards 2016, Zhang Lei