Crying child at the Mexican border
© John Moore, Getty Images

The world's best press photos

Galerie WestLicht is presenting the best press photos of the year for the 18th time. The impressive press photographs were selected by the World Press Photo Foundation. Around 4,700 photographers took part in this year's competition, with a total of over 80,000 photos. All winning press photos will be shown in the exhibition. Individual shots can be seen as can series of images. The photos are moving. The photographers put their lives at risk to capture some of the images. All of them give an impressive overview of global events.

This year's first prize went to the American photographer John Moore. His photo presents the restrictive immigration policy of the US under President Donald Trump and shows the crying, barely two year-old Yanela Sanchez in Texas, near to the border with Mexico, while her mother, Sandra, is searched by a border patrol officer. The jury talks about a "form of violence that is psychological".

Leading showplace for press photography

The World Press Photo Foundation, an independent platform for photojournalism based in Amsterdam, has held the World Press Photo Contest since 1955. A jury composed of different members every year judges submissions from photographers all over the world. The award-winners from this renowned competition form a touring exhibition every year which is shown all over the world and is regarded as the most important showplace for international press photography.

World Press Photo 2019

September 5 - October 20, 2019 
Daily from 11.00 am - 7.00 pm, Th from 11.00 am - 9.00 pm

Westlicht Center for Photography

Westbahnstraße 40 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu - Fr, 14:00 - 19:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 21:00
    • Sa - Su, 11:00 - 19:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 19:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 15 Steps (Swinging doors   90  cm  wide )
        via private elevator, please make prior arrangements
    • Elevator available
      • 160 cm wide and 130 cm low , Door 140 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Side entrance and exhibition rooms reachable with the elevator, door width: 140 - 180 cm. 

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