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World Press Photo Exhibition

29 Jun 2019 - 28 Jul 2019


Saturday 29 June 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 28 July 2019, 5.30pm

  • Exhibition: 29 June - 28 July
  • Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9.30am-6.30pm, Thu & Fri 9.30am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-5.30pm

Smith & Caughey's, 253-261 Queen Street, Auckland CBD

Show map

For after-hours access, enter via 10 Wellesley Street West entrance (next to Father Ted's)

  • Weekdays $15 
  • Weekends $20
  • Students (with valid ID) excluding weekends $12 

(Recommended 12yrs +)


Tickets only available to purchase on the ground floor kiosk in Smith & Caughey's (outside the elevators)


The World Press Photo Exhibition presents the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners in single images and stories for 2019 across eight categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports and Spot News.

From Amsterdam to Kyoto, Santiago to Tel Aviv, this exhibition will show in 100 cities and 45 countries, reaching a global audience of 4 million people each year.

In 2019, a new award has been added to the contest – The World Press Photo Story of the Year. 

This category celebrates the photographer whose visual creativity captures an event or issue of great journalistic importance.

Pieter Ten Hoopen has taken home this inaugural award with ‘The Migrant Caravan’.

The series documents a migrant caravan with as many as 7000 travellers, including at least 2300 children, who were a mix of those facing political repression and violence, and those fleeing harsh economic conditions.

The caravan, assembled through a grassroots social media campaign, left San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on 12 October, and as word spread drew people from Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Open 7 days a week, the gallery is expected to be well attended and organisers suggest planning to attend early morning or late afternoon on weekends and weekdays for a more intimate viewing.


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