Saturday, February 20, 2016

World Press Photo's 2016 Photo Contest: The Most Powerful Photographs of the Year

Australian freelance photojournalist Warren Richardson won the 2016 World Press Photo Contest arranged by nonprofit organization World Press Photo with his photograph "Hope for a New Life", depicting a baby getting carefully lifted through a barbed-wire fence at the Hungarian-Serbian border in Röszke, Hungary, 28 August 2015.

Each year, the World Press Photo Foundation selects some of the most powerful images that informed and inspired people around the world. This year's winners were selected from 82,951 entries made by 5,775 photographers hailing from 128 different countries, according to the foundation.

"Storm Front on Bondi Beach" – Winning entry in the category "Nature" by photographer Rohan Kelly, Australia. "A massive 'cloud tsunami' looms over Sydney as a sunbather reads, oblivious to the approaching cloud on Bondi Beach" on November 6, 2015:

"Exposure" – Winning entry in the category "People" by photographer Kazuma Obara based in UK and Japan. A photo essay about the aftermath of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl on 26 April 1986:

Featured image: The winning photograph by Warren Richardson.

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