Fri 27 Nov 2009–Sun 13 Dec 2009

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World Press Photo 2009

Since 1955, World Press Photo has invited press photographers of the world to participate in the premier annual international competition in press photography. This year, a record number of 5,508 photographers, representing 124 nationalities, submitted 96,268 photographs to be judged by the international jury. The exhibition provides a platform for creative developments in photojournalism and provides an eyewitness record of world events. The 196 award-winning photographs on display capture the most powerful, moving and sometimes disturbing images of the year.

Image credit: World Press Photo of the Year 2008 © Anthony Suau, USA, for Time.