An Aussie has won the World Press Photo award with this touching shot 6



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A moving photograph of migrants passing a baby beneath razor-wire has won the prestigious World Press Photo award for 2015.

The image was taken by freelance photographer Warren Richardson on the Serbian-Hungarian border in August last year.

Mr Richardson, aged 48, said the photo was initially rejected by major media organisations. However, judges for the World Press awards called his work “powerful” and “nuanced”.

“(This photo) causes you to stop and consider the man’s face, consider the child. You see the sharpness of the barbed wire and the hands reaching out from the darkness”, judges said.

Other photos nominated for awards dealt with topics such as refugees, race relations and poverty.

See the winning photo for yourself below. What do you think? Does the father’s face make you feel emotional?

The winning photograph:


Other entries:

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  1. This obviously impressed the judges and rightly so. But There are many photographs out there from both pro and am photographers that are much more emotive and dramatic. This one will stir emotions in many and given the subject matter is topical will evoke comment. It doesn’t really do it for me and when I first viewed the photo the expression on the mans face said…..” and be careful of that bloody barbed wire”

  2. This is a masterpiece. Pain, fear, love, all are in the man’s face. Which is what photography is about.

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