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World Press Photo 17

Exhibition Date

Saturday 27 May 2017 to Sunday 25 June 2017



Opening Hours

  1. Today
    1. 9am to 5pm
  2. Tomorrow
    1. 10am to 5pm
  3. Sunday
    1. 10am to 5pm
  4. Monday
    1. 9am to 8pm
  5. Tuesday
    1. 9am to 8pm
  6. Wednesday
    1. 9am to 8pm
  7. Thursday
    1. 9am to 8pm


"We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism."


World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organisation committed to supporting and advancing photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. Among their many activities, World Press Photo organises an annual exhibition featuring the award-winning photographs from the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for press photography. The 2016 contest had 80,408 images submitted by 5034 press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers from 126 countries.

World Press Photo, the Library’s most popular guest exhibition, receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The exhibition is brought to Sydney by Canon Australia.

WARNING: This exhibition includes images that viewers might find confronting. Parents and guardians are encouraged to consider whether this exhibition is suitable for children and young adults.

A colour photograph of a boy with a messy afro sitting on a window sill of slum-like apartment building. In the background two similarly abandoned looking buildings sit on the edge of a vacant lot strewn with litter.

Contemporary Issues, third prize stories
Copacabana Palace, Peter Bauza, Germany, 31 October 2015
Eduarda lives with seven siblings in one of the abandoned apartment blocks in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


World Press Photo is supported by


Canon Australia Red Written Logo and Nationale Postcode Loterij

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