World Press Photo Exhibition comes to Dublin

Thursday 28 November 2013 16.51
Jury president Santiago Lyon and Managing Director of World Press Photo Michael Munneke look at the contest's winning photo
Jury president Santiago Lyon and Managing Director of World Press Photo Michael Munneke look at the contest's winning photo

The 56th World Press Photo Exhibition is being held in Ireland for the first time in a decade.

The prestigious travelling exhibition "aims to inspire understanding of the world through the highest quality in photojournalism".

It features a selection of the prize-winning pictures from the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest.

They were selected from more than 100,000 images by 5,666 photographers from 124 countries.

The overall winner was Paul Hansen from Sweden.

His picture shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City.

The exhibition, which is visiting more than 100 cities in over 45 countries, is at the chq Building in Dublin's Docklands from 30 November to 22 December.

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