A selection of the best images from the 59th World Press Photo Contest will go on display at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney from 21 May.

The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday, 20 May at 6:00 p.m. This year’s competition attracted  82,951 entries from  5,775 photographers located in128 different countries. Overall winner of the World Press Photo of the Year was Warren Richardson, an Australian freelance photojournalist currently working in Eastern Europe for a photograph showing a baby being handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Rø¶szke. This image also won first place in the Spot News singles category. Images from this year’s competition can be viewed at http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2016.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. The State Library of NSW is open between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays and between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekends. The exhibition will run until 19 June.