A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse
The year 2020 was a doozy, to say the least. It’s a year that we may want to forget in one sense, but also a year that will forever be etched in our collective memories. Delivering a true snapshot of those 12 tumultuous months is no easy feat, but it’s exactly what the World Press Photo Exhibition will do when it returns to Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18.
The annual World Press Photo Exhibition premieres each year in Amsterdam in April, before beginning its worldwide tour to more than 120 cities and 50 countries – and now it’s finally Brisbane’s turn. This year’s riveting showcase doesn’t shy away from the chaos, heartache and heartwarming moments of 2020, and delves deep into the year that our world was turned upside down. The beloved exhibition will feature photos capturing the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice protests like Black Lives Matter and even plagues that ravaged farms in lands afar.
If you haven’t laid your peepers on the World Press Photo Exhibition in previous years, here’s the low-down – it’s the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photo journalists and documentary photographers. This year’s exhibition attracted 4315 photographers from across the globe and a mammoth 74,470 images were submitted, covering a plethora of timely topics. It’s a must-see for any cultural thrill seeker, so we suggest popping your peepers over to Brisbane Powerhouse, pronto.
Attendance to World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 remains free however, to ensure it remains COVID-safe, you will need to register for tickets. Tickets will be valid for a two-hour period and daily sessions will run from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 12:30–2:30 pm and 2:30–4:30 pm. To register, head here.
The World Press Photo Foundation is supported by its global partner, the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its partners, Aegon and PwC.
World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 is presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Airport.
Image one: Fighting Locust Invasion in East Africa. © Luis Tato, Spain.
Image two: Log Pile Bouldering. © Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images.
Image three: One Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Your Own Glaciers. © Ciril Jazbec, Slovenia, for National Geographic.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Brisbane Powerhouse.