The best 150 images from the 2017 World Press Photo competition will go on display at the State Library of New South Wales on Saturday 26 May.

The exhibition, which is sponsored by Canon Australia, will remain on display until Sunday 24 June. Entry is free. The images have been selected from 73,044 photos taken by 4,548 photographers, representing 125 countries. It represents the world’s best photojournalism from 2017 as selected by the jury of the prestigious World Press Photo Contest. Australian photographers, Patrick Brown (General News, first prize singles) and Adam Ferguson (People, first prize stories) will have their work showcased in the exhibition and, for the first time the exhibition features a dedicated Environment category addressing the impact of human activity on the natural world. Images on display can be viewed at the State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 between 9:00 and 8:00 pm Monday to Thursday, on Fridays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and on weekends between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.