2016 World Press Photo Exhibition is held in APU from Monday, July 11 to Sunday, July 24. It is an annual exhibition featuring award-winning photographs from the World Press Photo Contest.
The photos cover most of the major topics and events in 2015, including the refugee crisis and terrorism. Moreover, the photos also cover serious topics which are so common that seldom reported, such as environmental issues, police violence and sexual assaults.
Many of this year’s winning photos are related to the refugee crisis, since it is one of the most heated topics during 2015. These photos call for our sympathy for these innocent people, especially children, who are suffering from hardships that we can never imagine.
This year's top award went to Australian photographer Warren Richardson for his photo of a baby being handed through a hole in a razor wire barrier to a Syrian refugee who had already managed to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary. The photographer said, “I was hearing a lot of negative things about these people (refugees) but what I’ve been experiencing with them is the complete opposite. They are family orientated; they just want the same life we enjoy. At the end of the day, this earth is not just mine or yours, it is theirs as well. Why would I build a fence to say you can’t come on this piece of dirt, you must stay on that one?”
We deserve to see our world, and photojournalism makes it possible.