Canon and World Press Photo

Canon has been corporate partner of World Press Photo since 1992. The annual World Press Photo of the Year competition is recognised as the world’s most prestigious contest for photojournalists and offers a rare and iconic snapshot of global issues and life around the world.

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© Warren Richardson, Australia, 2015, Hope for a New Life

2015 Winning image
The 2015 winning image by Warren Richardson shows shows refugees crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Horgoš (Serbia) and Röszke (Hungary). Taken at night on 28 August 2015, this man and child were part of the movement of people seeking to cross into Hungary before a secure fence on the border was completed.

As winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2015, Warren Richardson will receive a cash prize of €10,000 from World Press Photo at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam on 25 April. In addition, Canon Europe will provide him with a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera and lens kit.

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition visiting more than 100 cities in over 45 countries over the course of the year and seen by more than 3.5 million people worldwide. This year’s first 2016 World Press Photo exhibition opens in Amsterdam on 16 April.  This year’s exhibition displays will be printed on Canon large-format and Arizona flatbed printers.

About the World Press Photo of the Year competition
Now in its 59th year, the 2016 contest drew entries from around the world: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 41 photographers from 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, and the USA. Discover all of the winners and the awarded photos in an image gallery:

Our advanced Digital SLR camera range and EF Lenses have been the product of choice for many photojournalists for a number of years.

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