World Press Photo 2016

The results from the 59th Annual World Press Photo Contest have been announced! After considering over 80,000 images submitted by nearly 6,000 photographers hailing from 128 countries, this year’s jury decided that the winner of the coveted “World Press Photo of the Year” went to the Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson for his haunting black and white picture of migrants trying to cross the border into Hungary. Richardson, currently based in Budapest, Hungary, says: “I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone”.

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