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World Press Photo 15 is a photo exhibition that inspires the understanding of the world through creative and quality photojournalism.

This year, the exhibition contains 145 photographs that represent images of everyday life and headline news, including those captured during recent or ongoing conflicts. The latter builds upon the Museum’s exhibitions about post-Cold War conflict and underlines how these events continue to shape the world.

This exhibition is developed and circulated by World Press Photo and is presented at the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

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Visitor’s advisory: This installation contains graphic material and subject matter that some visitors may find disturbing. It is strongly recommended that adults accompany and supervise children while visiting this installation.

Image: World Press Photo of the Year 2014

Mads Nissen, Denmark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures

Jon and Alex, a gay couple, share an intimate moment at Alex’s home, a small apartment in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Life for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people is becoming increasingly difficult in Russia. Sexual minorities face legal and social discrimination, harassment, and even violent hate-crime attacks from conservative religious and nationalistic groups.