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World Press Photo A free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall every year in November. In 2015, Danish photographer Mads Nissen won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year with his picture of Jon and Alex, a gay couple, sharing an intimate moment at Alex's home, a small apartment in St Petersburg, Russia. The short-listed entries shown here have been selected from 97,912 photos made by 5,692 photographers from 131 different countries. Judged in eight categories including contemporary issues, nature and general news, Bao Tailiang scooped first prize for sports for his photo of Argentine player Lionel Messi staring intently at the World Cup trophy during the final ceremony at Maracana Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

About Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. Within the Southbank Centre the Royal Festival Hall, one of the world's leading concert venues, stands at the heart of the site. More about Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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World Press Photo  Jon and Alex by Mads Nissen, commissioned by Berlingske/Scanpix. World Press Photo of the Year 2015  

   
World Press Photo - Jon and Alex by Mads Nissen, commissioned by Berlingske/Scanpix. World Press Photo of the Year 2015

World Press Photo Jon and Alex by Mads Nissen, commissioned by Berlingske/Scanpix. World Press Photo of the Year 2015 


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