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12.09.2006 - 28.10.2006


For the fifth time in succession – and this year for the first time extended to six weeks – the annual touring show of the best press photographs worldwide makes a stop in WestLicht. The award-winning photographs of the competition—first held by the Netherlands World Press Photo Foundation in 1955—is seen every year in 40 countries and by 2 million people. The over-all winner of this year’s contest is the Canadian photographer Finbarr O’Reilly, Kanada, Reuters, with his picture of a mother and her starving child taken in an emergency clinic in Niger.



© Finbarr O’Reilly, Kanada, Reuters, mother and child in a food-help-in-need-center, Tahoua, Niger, 1. August
© Xin Zhou, People’s Republic of China, Guangzhou Daily, Tsunami victims commemoration ceremony, Thailand
© Michael Appleton, USA, New York Daily News, Hurricane Katrina aftermath, New Orleans, 30 August-5 September
© Pieter Hugo, South Africa, CorbisMallam Gahadima Ahamadu with the hyena Jamis, Abuja, Nigeria
© Marcus Bleasdale, Ireland, for Human Rights Watch, Street children, Kinshasa, DR Congo
© Henry Agudelo, Colombia, El Colombiano, Bullfighter, Medellín
© Olivier Jobard, France, Sipa Press for Paris Match, Journey of an immigrant
© Todd Heisler, USA, Rocky Mountain News/Polaris Images, Honoring fallen US Marines: 2nd Lt. James Cathey