Wednesday 29 June – Saturday 23 July 2016 - FREE entry

Open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, admission is free

Overall 1st Prize - Warren Richardson, Australia, 2015, Hope for a New Life


The acclaimed World Press Photo exhibition returned to the Scottish Parliament this summer.

The World Press Photo exhibition is the world's leading international contest for photo journalists, now in its 59th year, the annual World Press Photo Contest features 141 moving and thought provoking images taken during the course of 2015.

Led by Francis Khon, Director of Photography at Agence France-Presse (AFP), the jury awarded the overall prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson for his powerful image of refugees crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Horgos (Serbia) and Roszke (Hungary).

Visitors were invited to be inspired to see the world differently by visiting the World Press Photo exhibition, which was on display until Saturday 23 July 2016.

Open 10:00am to 17:00pm Monday to Saturday, admission is free.

Please note, the exhibition included images that some people, particularly children, may find distressing.

  • Christian Bobst, Switzerland, 2015, The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

    Sports, 2nd Prize Stories

    BB Bismi Ndoye defeats Maraka Dji, in a fight at the Demba Diop Stadium. 

  • Rohan Kelly, Australia, 2015, Daily Telegraph, Storm Front on Bondi Beach

    Nature, 1st Prize Singles

    A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach. The cloud was part of a weather front that brought violent thunderstorms. 

  • Sergio Tapiro, Mexico, 2015, The Power of Nature

    Nature, 3rd Prize Singles

    Colima Volcano erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows.  The volcano, which is one of the most active in Mexico, showed an increase in activity from July onwards. 

  • Anuar Patjane Floriuk, Mexico, 2015, Whale Whisperers

    Nature, 2nd Prize Singles

    A humpback whale and her newborn calf swim near Roca Partida, the smallest island of the Revillagigedo archipelago, off the Pacific coast of Mexico.  During the mating season, the island waters are home to a large population of humpback whales, and are a popular diving destination. 

  • John J. Kim, USA, 2015, Chicago Tribune, March Against Police Violence

    Contemporary Issues, 3rd Prize Singles

    Lamon Reccord stares down a police sergeant during a march against police racial violence. 

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