(Photo: Kaper Kowalski)
Second Prize, Long-term Projects. An aerial view of the landscape in Gdynia, Poland, shot from a paraglider or gyroplane.

The annual World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition which attracted over 25,000 visitors in Singapore last year will be back in town from January 29 to February 21, at the National Museum of Singapore.

Billed as the "Oscars" of photojournalism, the global travelling exhibition showcases 145 prize-winning photographs that captured the most powerful, expressive, and on occasion provocative press images from around the world. 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be photojournalism talks by award-winning photographers – Pete Muller, an American based in Kenya, Sarker Protick from Bangladesh, and a judge in the World Press Photo competition for 2016, homegrown talent Sim Chi Yin (Her World Young Woman Achiever 2014), based in China. The talks are open to the public.

There will also be an exhibition by The Straits Times which pays tribute to the power of the visual image by showcasing its best photojournalism work of 2015. Curated by The Straits Times' Picture Desk, these photographs depict significant moments of an event-filled SG50 Golden Jubilee year, from historic events like Mr Lee Kuan Yew's funeral to intimate moments such as a baptism at East Coast Park.

Guided tours are also available every Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 2pm. 

Visit www.straitstimes.com/tags/st-world-press-photo for more information.