World Press Photo of the Year

From conflicts in Syria, Gaza and the Central African Republic through to shots of daily life or sporting triumph across the world, the World Press Photo of the Year exhibition provides a memorable visual snapshot of the key moments of the past 12 months.

Kachin Fighters, by Julius Schrank
Kachin Fighters, by Julius Schrank

The exhibition brings together around 140 of the competition’s winning photographs, which are drawn from 98,671 submissions.

Polo Fall, by Emiliano Lasalvia
Polo Fall, by Emiliano Lasalvia

The overall winning image is one taken by American photographer John Stanmeyer, which shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia.

Signal, by John Stanmeyer
Signal, by John Stanmeyer

Other categories include Sports, Daily Life, Nature and Staged Portraits – which featured this image of actor Chewitel Ejiofor taken by Nadav Kander.

Chewitel Ejiofor, by Nadav Kander
Chewitel Ejiofor, by Nadav Kander

World Press Photo of the year runs from 7-26 November at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1.

Rebels attack government checkpoint in Syria, by Goran Tomasevic
Rebels attack government checkpoint in Syria, by Goran Tomasevic

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