An exhibition of winning images from the latest World Press Photo competition opens at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney on 27 May.


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.

The images will be on display until 25 June and entry is free of charge. All images have been drawn from the 2016 contest, which had 80,408 images submitted by 5034 press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers from 126 countries. The exhibition is brought to Sydney by Canon Australia.

The display is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, on Fridays between 90 am and 5:00 pm and on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The State Library of New South Wales is located in Macquarie Street, Sydney. Phone (02) 9273 1414 or visit for more information.