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World Press Photo 2023
Winners & Exhibitions Announced
World Press Photo
Various Locations

Representing major news events and important moments overlooked by the mainstream media in 2022, the 2023 World Press Photo Contest winning works call attention to some of the most pressing issues facing the world today – from the devastating documentation of the war in Ukraine and historic protests in Iran, to the realities in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and the many faces of the climate crisis in countries ranging from Morocco to Australia to Peru to Kazakhstan.

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. To offer a more global and better geographic balance of perspectives, the World Press Photo Foundation launched a regional strategy last year, changing the set-up of the annual contest and the judging.

The 24 regional winners and six honorable mentions – covering stories from the front lines of conflict, culture, identity, migration, memories of lost past and glimpses of near and distant futures – were selected by an independent jury out of more than 60,000 entries by 3,752 photographers from 127 countries.

From these, the 2023 Contest jury selected these four global winners: Evgeniy Maloletka, Mads Nissen, Anush Babajanyan and Mohamed Mahdy.

  • Unhealed
    Mar 3 – Sep 15, 2024
    Moderna Museet
    Malmö, Sweden

    The international group exhibition Unhealed delves into the aftermath of the uprisings and revolutions, that swept through the Arab world starting in 2010. These events altered the lives of millions of people, many of whom as a consequence now live in Sweden. With this exhibition, Moderna Museet Malmö proudly presents seventeen artist who, in poignant and thought-provoking ways, have addressed this still unfolding chapter in history. (more…)

  • Maggie Lee: Magazine
    Feb 10 – May 20, 2024
    Kunsthalle Zürich
    Zürich, Switzerland

    The exhibition Magazine was born out of the artist’s long-held desire to publish her own magazine – a very personal magazine that would nonetheless circulate further than just her own circle of friends. Maggie Lee’s passion for this medium of distribution was inspired by her work in copy stores, and above all by creating zines since her teenage years in New Jersey. There is a special appeal to the creative self-realisation in self-publishing (more…)