From fires in Australia (photo Matthew Abbott (Panos Pictures for The New York Times) and Syrian refugee camps to activism in the middle east and Africa and a border wall between the US and Mexico: 2019 was indeed a newsworthy year.
Over the next month, Neimënster will showcase 150 award-winning images from the World Press Photo competition, focusing on the aforementioned events and more.
The World Press Photo competition is the largest of its kind, as well as the most prestigious for press, and has been running since 1955.
Winners have been selected by an independent jury from across nearly 74,000 images from photographers in some 125 countries.
The official opening takes place the evening of 22 January, while the exhibition will run 23 January through 21 February, from 10am-6pm daily.
A series of conferences in a variety of languages, including English, and workshops are also taking place in light of the exhibition, all available through the cultural institution’s website.