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World's best press photos

"We have been looking for an image which will still be relevant tomorrow - not just today," the judges said about the World Press Photo of the Year 2015. It was shot by the Danish photographer Mads Nissen and shows a gay couple, Jon and Alex from St. Petersburg, in an intimate moment. The photo is part of a larger project about homophobia in Russia. For head judge Michele McNally, photographic director of the New York Times, the winning picture has "a powerful aesthetic force and shows humanity".

5,692 press photographers from 131 countries took part in this year's competition to find the best press photos of 2015. The judges chose from 97,912 works and awarded prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 17 countries.

Nissen's photo can now also be seen alongside numerous other outstanding press photos from around the world from 11 September to 18 October in Vienna's Galerie WestLicht. Every year, around three million people in 45 countries visit the roaming exhibition, which always makes a stopover in Vienna in the autumn. The "World Press Photo" photojournalism prize has been awarded since 1955.

World Press Photo 2015

11 September -18 October 2015
extended opening hours: 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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