Professional family portraits Sydney - World Press Exhibition

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Professional family portraits Sydney - World Press Exhibition

I just love this time of year, especially going along to see the World Press Photo Exhibition at the State Library of NSW in Sydney - from 24th May to 22 June 2014.

If you have never been, please make an effort to go check it out, it truly is amazing!!! I warn you some of the images can be quite graphic and a little confronting, but it is always an eye opener and will play on the emotions.

These three images are just a taste of what you will see at the exhibition.

Top: John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic

World Press Photo of the Year 2013 - 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti

African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

Left: Markus Schreiber, Germany, The Associated Press

1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Single - 13 December 2013, Pretoria, South Africa

 A woman reacts in disappointment after access to see former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was closed on the third and final day of his casket lying in state, outside Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa.

Right: Steve Winter, USA, for National Geographic

1st Prize Nature Stories - 02 March 2013, Los Angeles, USA

A cougar walking a trail in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park is captured by a camera trap. To reach the park, which has been the cougar’s home for the last two years it had to cross two of the busiest highways in the US. They are increasingly being seen in and around towns and cities, including Los Angeles and in the Hollywood Hills. Fear of these secretive cats, combined with a lack of adequate public knowledge, tends to justify the thousands of cougars killed every year.