The 2019 World Press Photo exhibition is on again in Brisbane, showcasing the very best work from press photographers around the world. With remarkable imagery and accompanying information to contextualise the events being depicted, the World Press Photo exhibition offers insight into places, people and events about which we might otherwise remain oblivious.
Since 1955, the World Press Photo Competition has recognised professional photographers and celebrated the best pictures of the year in visual journalism. This year, 4,738 photographers from 129 countries submitted more than 78 000 photos and the finalist nominees for the 2019 World Press Photo Competition came from 25 different countries, including Australia.
The exhibition captures a wide range of human experiences and, whilst many of the photos are quite harrowing, they deliver a powerful reminder of the numerous hardships being endured around the world and the resilience and determination of people who find themselves subjected to some of the most traumatic circumstances imaginable.
This free exhibition is absolutely worth seeing and continues at Brisbane Powerhouse until August 4.