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World Press Photo exhibition coming to Dublin for first time in over 20 years

The impressive images will be shown at the CHQ Building in Dublin’s Docklands.

The bodies of two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his elder brother Muhammad, almost four, are carried by their uncles to a mosque for their funeral in Gaza City - the winner of the 2013 World Press Photo contest by Sweden's Paul Hansen
The bodies of two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his elder brother Muhammad, almost four, are carried by their uncles to a mosque for their funeral in Gaza City - the winner of the 2013 World Press Photo contest by Sweden's Paul Hansen
Image: Paul Hansen via World Press Photo

SOME OF THE best photojournalism created last year will be on display in Dublin from the end of this month.

A travelling exhibition of the 2013 World Press Photo contest makes its way back to the capital for the first time in more than 20 years on 30 November.

The images will be exhibited at the CHQ Building in the Docklands area of the city from 30 November to 22 December (Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-6pm).

This year’s overall winner was Paul Hansen from Sweden for his depiction of the burial of two small children in Gaza.

Among the other winners were stills from Europe’s austerity demonstrations, Syria’s conflict, Central America’s gang problems and the Olympic Games in London. But it’s not just the big events – powerful glimpses of daily life are also favoured by some of the talented photographers.

Split into the nine themed categories, including contemporary issues, observed portraits, staged portraits, daily life, sports action, general news, sports feature, nature and spot news, the pictures reflect global life as it was in 2012.

Almost 105,000 images were submitted by 5,666 photographers from 124 countries in the 56th annual competition.

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  • First prize, Sports Action

    A competitor and his charges reach the finish of a bull race, in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra. Pacu Jawi is a 400-year-old tradition in the area, held after the rice harvest once the paddies have been cleared.Source: Wei Seng Chen
  • Second prize, Sports Feature

    Sumo wrestling in Japan has a tradition that dates back centuries, yet the sport—which demands total dedication and extreme rigor—is attracting the lowest number of young recruits for more than half a century. Source: Denis Rouvre
  • Third Prize, Staged Portraits

    The portrait series depicts children in the village of Zhangmu, Chongqing, in southwest China, both alone and with a much-loved teacher Fu Huaying. Source: Fu Yongjun
  • First Prize, Nature

    The flightless emperor penguin is capable of becoming airborne, by swimming at up to three times its normal speed, and launching itself from the water to clear the edge of a shoreline. Recent research shows that the penguins do this by releasing air from their feathers, in the form of tiny bubbles. Source: Paul Nicklen
  • Second Prize, Observed Portraits

    Spanish bullfighter Juan José Padilla (38), known as the ‘Cyclone of Jerez’, lost the sight in one eye and has partial paralysis of the face, after being gored by a bull in October 2011. Five months later he made a comeback, in the southwestern town of Olivenza. Source: Daniel Ochoa de Olza
  • Second Prize, General News

    A wounded child awaits treatment in one of the few hospitals left standing in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, in October 2012. Source: Sebastiano Tomada
  • Second Prize, Contemporary Issues

    Bodies lie on the floor of a pool hall, after an attack by unidentified masked assailants, in Choloma, on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Source: Esteban Felix
  • First Prize, Contemporary Issues

    Vietnam has historically been unwelcoming to same-sex couples, but in 2012 the Vietnamese government announced it was considering recognizing same-sex marriage, a move that would make it the first Asian country to do so. Source: Maika Elan

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