By Dorota Kozinska

This year, Quebec director and author, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette is the guest curator and official spokesperson. She will be showcasing an exhibition of newly arrived Syrian immigrants in Montreal, in collaboration with photographer Guillaume Simoneau. The guest of honour is no other than the Agence France-Presse photography director, Francis Kohn, who is also served as the World Press Photo jury president.

For this edition, 150 laureate images are on display, accompanied by four so-called complimentary exhibitions, among them Oxfam-Québec's Regards, covering the social and economic inequalities across the globe.

As always, the images on display depict major events of the year, covered in eight categories, with themes such as the Paris attacks, the earthquake in Nepal, tensions in the Middle East, but also focusing on Sports, Nature, Daily Life, Portraits and Long-Term Projects.

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Bonsecours Market
350 Saint-Paul St
Old Montreal
From August 31st to October 2nd, 2016
Sunday to Wednesday: 10am to 10pm (10:00 - 22:00)
Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 12am (10:00 - 00:00)


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Photo credits: (click to enlarge)

Anuar Patjane Floriuk - Whale Whisperers
Brent Stirton - Ivory Wars 02
Christian Ziegler - Chameleon Under Pressure 03
Corentin Fohlen – March Against Terrorism in Paris


The scope is massive and exciting. As are the captivating photographs, many that will leave permanent impression on the viewers. Selected by a jury of 18 international professionals, they are a window to the world, and a paean to the work of photojournalists worldwide.

About World Press Photo

Founded in 1955, World Press Photo is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Amsterdam. The foundation is committed to develop and encourage the highest standards in photojournalism and documentaries worldwide. In the course of the year, its exhibition travels around a hundred cities in over 45 countries. World Press Photo benefits from the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.


Kevin Frayer - China's Coal Addiction
Sergey Ponomarev - Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis 01
Sergio Tapiro - The Power of Nature
Tim Laman - Tough Times for Orangutans 03