Amber Bracken – Red Dresses on Crosses Kanaloops- Memorial for Indian murders Canada
Anonymous Slingshot protestors Myanmar
Charinthorn Rachurutchata – Bangkok Protesters
Faiz Abubakr Mohamed – Khartoum Demonstrators, Sudan
Guillaume Herbaut – Ukranian Devastation
James Bendiksen – The Book of Veles, Fake News Photos
Konstantinos Tsakidis – Wildfires in Gouvas in Greece
Lalo de Almeida – Munduruku Threatened by Belo Monte Dam, Brazil
Louie Palu – January 6 Insurrection at The White House
Matthew Abbott – Conrad Maralngurra Burns Grass To Protect His Community, Arnhem Land Australia
Rehab Eidaillo – Egyptian Bedouin
Rijasolo – Zebu Breeders Descend The Tsingy Plateau, Madagascar
Sadiq Aledakun Adekola – Mother of a Kidnapped Girl in Nigeria
Senthil Kumaran – Tranquillised Benghal Tiger. Tamil Nadu India
Vladlmlr Encina – Enforced Eviction, San Isdiro Colombia


Yael Martinez – Opium Growers Ritual, Guerraro Mexico

It seems that the photography company Canon no longer sponsors the World Press photography exhibition, which was displayed at the State Library Of New South Wales.

To my mind, this has resulted in a total lack of variety in the selected images.

It seems that the judges felt that misery, pestilence, rioting  and death, over other categories such as great moments in sport, entertainment and nature.

Most of the images were in the form of  a photo essay com prising of multiple photos.

Accompanying the photos was a detailed text explaining the circumstances and context of each photo essay.

A few of the photos were singles.

Accordingly the titles I have given to the images are my own, compressing the elongated text.

The other point which I wish to make is that not every photo in the photo essay is great.

Therefore some of the photos I have included are from a number of photos of a particular topic.

There was also a slide show which was ineffective because of the ambient light in the Gallery and the speed at which it was calibrated.

Even more disappointing was the fact that it seems it is for the first time the exhibition’s catalogue will be hardcover at a cost of $65.

The exhibition ran at the State Library Of New South Wales from 21 M ay 2022 to Sunday 19 June 2022.

Featured image : Yael Martinez – Opium Growers Ritual, Guerraro Mexico. Photos of photos and text by Ben Apfelbaum