World Press Photo 2016

Capturing imagination, changing lives: World Press Photo Singapore Launch

Hope for a new life. World Press Photo of the Year by Warren Richardson.
Hope for a new life. World Press Photo of the Year by Warren Richardson.PHOTO: WARREN RICHARDSON

Capturing imagination. Changing lives. The World Press Photo exhibition, billed as the "Oscars" of photojournalism, returns to Singapore at the National Museum from March 3 to March 26, 2017. 

Presented by The Straits Times, this exhibition brings together 145 prize-winning photographs that captured the most powerful, poignant, and sometimes provocative press images from around the world. 

2016 Photo Contest in numbers

The 2016 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the USA. 

2016 Exhibition

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting around 100 cities in about 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 3.5 million people worldwide.

We warmly invite you to the launch of the exhibition on March 2, 2017 with the three visiting award-winning photographers:

Warren Richardson, www.warrenrichardson.com, 2016 World Press Photo award winner
Kazuma Obara, www.kazumaobara.com , 2016 World Press Photo award winner
Yumi Goto, www.worldpressphoto.org/yumi-goto, 2017 World Press Photo judge

They will be in town to share their intimate experiences in photojournalism – from the most exciting to the most challenging, as well as shed light on how aspiring photographers and photojournalists can sharpen their skills and build their portfolio in the field of global award-winning news photography. 

Guest of Honour, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and the Minister for Social and Family Development will officially open the exhibition.


EVENT: Official Opening ceremony details

Place:    Gallery Theatre, Level B1, National Museum of Singapore
Date:    March 2, 2017
Time:    6.30pm (registration from 6.00pm)