World Press Photo is a photo exhibition that inspires an understanding of the world through creative and quality photojournalism. This year, the exhibition contains 161 photographs that represent images of everyday life and headline news, including those captured during recent and ongoing conflicts. The photographs build upon the Museum’s own exhibitions about post−Cold War conflict, and underline 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.
The World Press Photo Foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
For more information, please visit worldpressphoto.org.
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.
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018SPOT NEWS - FIRST PRIZE, STORIES
Massacre in Las Vegas
© David Becker, Getty Images
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018First Prize, People
Aisha, age 14.
© Adam Ferguson, for The New York Times
Aisha (14) stands for a portrait in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. After being kidnapped by Boko Haram, Aisha was assigned a suicide bombing mission, but managed to escape and find help instead of detonating the bombs.
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018General News - First Prize, Stories
© Ivor Prickett, The New York Times
Civilians line up for aid distribution in the Mamun neighborhood of west Mosul.
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018CONTEMPORARY ISSUES - SECOND PRIZE, STORIES
© George Steinmetz, for National Geographic
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018ENVIRONMENT - SECOND PRIZE, STORIES
© Luca Locatelli, for National Geographic
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018NATURE - SECOND PRIZE, SINGLES
© Thomas P. Peschak
- World Press Photo - Exhibition 2018PEOPLE - SECOND PRIZE, SINGLE
© Alessio Mamo, Redux Pictures, for Médecins Sans Frontières
Manal (11), a victim of a missile explosion in Kirkuk, Iraq, wears a mask for several hours a day to protect her face, following extensive plastic surgery at the Médecins Sans Frontières Reconstructive Surgery Program, Al-Mowasah Hospital, Amman, Jordan.
General News, Second Prize, Stories
© Kevin Frayer, Getty Images
Title: Rohingya Refugees Flee Into Bangladesh to Escape Ethnic Cleansing
On October 2, 2017, Rohingya refugees carry their belongings as they walk on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River after fleeing Myanmar.