Every year the Château de Prangins hosts both the Swiss Press Photo exhibition and the World Press Photo Exhibition. Both exhibitions are now open to the public.
The winning entries in the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 were chosen from among 80,000 photos taken by more than 5,000 photojournalists and documentary photographers from over 126 countries. These powerful images tell of war, the exodus of thousands of people, the fates of individuals.
There were eight categories in the competition such as news, sports, portraits, images of everyday life and more. Note this World Press Exhibition 2017 will only be at Prangins until the 10th December so check it out before it moves onto its next destination! Opening hours click here. More on the Swiss Photo Exhibition 2017 in the following post.
Here are three photos from the World Press Exhibition 2017
The photo below won in the category – Contemporary Issues – First Prize, Singles
Title – Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge – ©Jonathan Bachman, Reuters
Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as riot police charge towards her during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S. on July 9, 2016.
Nature – First Prize, Singles © Francis Pérez
Title: Caretta Caretta Trapped.
A loggerhead sea turtle swims entangled in abandoned fishing gear, off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, in the northeast Atlantic Ocean.
General News – First Prize, Singles © Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Images Reportage for Le Monde
Title: Offensive On Mosul
A girl stands outside as members of a counter-terrorism battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) search homes in Gogjali, an eastern suburb of Mosul, Iraq, during an offensive to liberate the city.