World Press Photo 2015


2015 World Press Photo Exhibition in Saint-Brieuc


The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from the 25th of july to the 14th of august at LES CHAMPS in Saint-Brieuc. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography and is brought to Saint-Brieuc with the support of Les Champs (shopping mall). The exhibition will be officially opened by Bruno Joncour, President of Saint-Brieuc Agglomération and Alexandre Solacolu, Director of Photoreporter Festival in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.

Mads Nissen, Danemark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures

Mads Nissen, Danemark, Scanpix/Panos Pictures

 World Press Photo de l’Année 2014, 1er Prix Photos isolées, Sujets contemporains

2015 Photo Contest

The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard for the profession. This year’s competition drew entries from 5,692 photographers from 131 countries. A total of 97,912 images were entered in the contest.

A group of internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography convened in Amsterdam in February to judge all entries. The jury gave 45 prizes in eight themed categories to 41 photographers of 17 nationalities from: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Denmark, Eritrea, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA.

The World Press Photo of the Year 2014

The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. Nissen is a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and is represented by Panos Pictures. The picture shows Jon and Alex, a gay couple, during an intimate moment in St 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. The winning picture belongs to a larger project by Nissen called “Homophobia in Russia” which was shot for Scanpix. The photo also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category. For an overview of all the winners visit:

World Press Photo 2014

Le jury du 58ème World Press Photo a attribué le prix de l’image de l’année 2014 au photographe danois Mads Nissen. Mads Nissen est photographe pour le quotidien danois Politiken, représenté par l’agence Panos. L’image montre Jon et Alex, un couple homosexuel dans un moment intime à St Petersbourg en Russie. La vie pour les lesbiennes, les homosexuels, bisexuels, transgenres (LGBT) devient de plus en plus difficile en Russie. Les minorités sexuelles font face à une discrimination sociale, au harcèlement et même des attaques physiques violentes par des groupes religieux et nationalistes conservateurs. Cette image est issue du plus important projet de mads Nissen appelé “l’Homophobie en Russie “. Ainsi, la photo a gagné le premier prix dans la catégorie photo contemporaine. Pour plus d’infos sur les autres gagnants :

Comments on the winners by the jury

Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times:

It is an historic time for the image… the winning image needs to be aesthetic, to have impact, and to have the potential to become iconic. This photo is aesthetically powerful, and it has humanity.

Pamela Chen (editorial director for Instagram ):

We were looking for an image that would matter tomorrow, not just today. The winning image demonstrates what a professional photographer can do in a daily life situation, setting a professional standard for story-telling in life. This is a contemporary issue, it is daily life, it is news, it has spot news resonance, it has general news resonance, but it also brings up the issue in a very deep and challenging way. It is quite universal.

Alessia Glaviano (senior Photo Editor of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue) :

The photo has a message about love being an answer in the context of all that is going on in the world. It is about love as a global issue, in a way that transcends homosexuality. It sends out a strong message to the world, not just about homosexuality, but about equality, about gender, about being black or white, about all of the issues related to minorities

Donald Weber (photograph) :

World Press Photo is more interesting than being just a competition. The winning image fosters debate not only within the photo community, about who we are and where we’re going and what we’re trying to say, but also in the larger community. The images are seen and discussed by tens of thousands of people.


Exhibition tour

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting around 100 cities in about 45 countries. This year’s exhibition displays will be printed on Canon large format printers and Arizona flatbed printers by Océ, which is part of the Canon Group. Please see for further information.

Interactive exhibition experience

This year, the World Press Photo exhibition enables visitors to access background information about the images and the photographers online through their smartphone. Insightful information can be accessed by simply tapping the phone against the panel. There is no need to download an application. With their smartphone, visitors can:

  • Access captions in 9 languages
  • See photo stories in full
  • Get technical details of the photos
  • Hear photographers talk about their work
  • View other work by the photographers
  • Discover stories of related themes

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