'Oscars' of photojournalism World Press Photo exhibition returns to Singapore March 3-26

Visitors to the National Museum got a sneak peek of part of the touring the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition.
Visitors to the National Museum got a sneak peek of part of the touring the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Workers from Sun Paradise, World Press Photo's logistics partner, moving crates containing the winning entries and other exhibition paraphernalia at the National Museum of Singapore.
Workers from Sun Paradise, World Press Photo's logistics partner, moving crates containing the winning entries and other exhibition paraphernalia at the National Museum of Singapore.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Workers from Sun Paradise, World Press Photo's logistics partner, moving crates containing the winning entries and other exhibition paraphernalia at the National Museum of Singapore.
Workers from Sun Paradise, World Press Photo's logistics partner, moving crates containing the winning entries and other exhibition paraphernalia at the National Museum of Singapore. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Workers from Sun Paradise preparing to mount the winning image of the World Press Photo 2016 competition during the setting up of the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, on March 1, 2017.
Workers from Sun Paradise preparing to mount the winning image of the World Press Photo 2016 competition during the setting up of the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, on March 1, 2017. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Workers from Sun Paradise setting up the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.
Workers from Sun Paradise setting up the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - The "Oscars" of photojournalism returns to Singapore at the National Museum from Friday (March 3) to March 26.

Presented by The Straits Times, The World Press Photo exhibition is a showcase of 145 prize-winning photographs that capture the most powerful, poignant, and sometimes provocative press images from around the world.

There will also be a panel discussion on "Photojournalism in the age of new media" and talks by guest photographers and ST photojournalists over the weekends.

The free exhibition is open from 10am to 7pm daily. Guided tours are conducted every Saturday and Sunday, at 10am and 12.30pm.

ST photographer Kevin Lim shares his experience covering the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, while Japanese photojournalist Kazuma Obara, who entered the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant unauthorised, talks about covering the invisible.

Find out more here.