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Hamburg: World Press Photo 2015

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On 23 April, the winners of the 59th World Press Photo Awards were honoured in Amsterdam. Now the winning works, currently on display in Amsterdam, are set to move around the world. The touring exhibition will be presented at its first German venue, the  Gruner + Jahr Pressehaus in Hamburg, from 4 to 29 May. Showcased in the company’s entrance foyer, the exhibition will be open daily from 10.00 to 18.00 (20.00 on Wednesdays).  

This year’s main award of 10,000 euros went to Australian photojournalist Warren Richardson (born 1968). His dramatic black-and-white photograph Hope for a New Life, captured during the European refugee crisis in Summer 2015, is full of timeless symbolism.

Further winners include Corentin Fohlen, who was awarded second place in the ‘Spot News’ category: the French photographer documented the demonstration against terrorism in Paris, following the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a supermarket for kosher goods in early 2015. Fohlen will also be represented in  the upcoming M Magazin No. 4 (released on 19 May) with recent images taken in Chad and the Congo. Leica photographer Sebastián Liste reached third place in the category ‘Daily Life’ with his portrait of the Favela Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro. Another third-place ranking was achieved by Christian Ziegler in the category ‘Nature’. His picture Chameleon Under Pressure was taken in Madagascar whilst on commission for the National Geographic.

Further exhibition dates can be found on the World Press Photo Award website World Press Photo.

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