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Powerful Photos from Around the World
In the world of visual art, still images are not only beautiful but can also be thought-provoking and taken in extreme, difficult and dangerous circumstances.
This June the Brisbane Powerhouse will again host the annual World Press Photo exhibition showcasing the world's most compelling, controversial and profound events that captured the world's attention. The exhibition features the works of award-winning photojournalists from around the globe.
The exhibition profiles the world's top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici's picture shows Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, at an art exhibition in Ankara, Turkey, on 19 December 2016. Altıntaş wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout. The image also won first prize in the Spot News Stories category. In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.