World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition

An opportunity for all to contemplate and better understand, through images, the main events and the major issues that marked the international news of the previous year.

Presented at Bonsecours Market, the World Press Photo event showcases the prize-winning photographs from the most prestigious professional photography competition in the world. Winners were selected from 82,951 photos, by 5775 photographers from 128 different countries. The prize-winning photographs are on display at the Montreal exhibition.

Sunday to Wednesday: 10am to 10pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10 am until midnight

For an overview of all the winners visit the 2016 Contest gallery:

For more information and ticket prices:   514-581-0281

Event location
De la Commune Hall – Marché Bonsecours
Old Montreal and Old Port
325 de la Commune Street East, Montreal   H2Y 1H2
Metro: Champ-de-Mars

Hope for a New Life

World Press Photo of the Year
1st prize singles, Spot News
Warren Richardson, Australia
August 28, 2015

A baby is handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier, to a Syrian refugee who has already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Röszke.

Hungary was hardening its stance towards refugees attempting to enter the country. In July, Hungary began construction on a four-meter-high barrier fence along the entire length of the frontier with Serbia, to close off border crossings through all but official routes. Refugees attempted to find ways through before the fence was completed on 14 September. This group had spent four hours hiding in an apple orchard at night, dodging border police, being gassed with pepper spray, and trying to find a way across.

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