The World Press Photo Exhibition will open in Hamilton this weekend for the first time in its history.
The prestigious exhibition of current affairs photography will be featured at WINTEC House this month.
World Press Photo has provided a compelling window on our world since 1955, with past winners taking some of the most enduring and iconic photos of our time.
Remember the shot of Phan Thi Kim Phuc running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack.
That won AP photogrpaher Nick Ut the prize in 1972.
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the prizewinning photographs are assembled into a traveling exhibition which is visited by over a million people in 40 countries.
This year's overall winner was selected from 101,254 pictures entered by 5,247 photographers representing 124 nationalities.
The photo is of a woman holding her wounded son in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on 15 October 2011.
It was taken by Spanish photographer, Samuel Aranda, for The New York Times.
Another 57 photographers, from 25 nationalities, also won awards.
- The exhibtion will run from September 8 to 29 at The Atrium, WINTEC House, WINTEC, Cnr Ward & Anglesea Sts.
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