World press photo of the year 2015
The images on this page are taken from the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 contest. The World Press Photo of the Year contest first took place in 1955, when members of the Dutch Photojournalists’ Union turned their national competition into an international one. It has been held almost every year since then, and now attracts over 5,000 participants annually.
An exhibition of prize-winning images opens in Amsterdam on April 18, before touring some 100 cities in 45 countries. If you can’t make it to the exhibition, the winning entries are also published in a yearbook, available worldwide and translated into seven languages. To see all the winning images from this year plus the previous four contests, and learn more about the competition and World Press Photo’s work, visit www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2015