By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

Last week the prestigious photojournalism and documentary photography contest World Press Photo announced the 2015 winner, Budapest-based Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson.

Black and white image that shows how a man tries to cross the security fence with a baby in his arms

The winning photograph depicts a refugee crossing the border between Horgoš (Serbia) and Röszke (Hungría) at night on 28 August 2015. A chilling, pictorial black and white image that shows how a man tries to cross the security fence with a baby in his arms just before the Hungarian border was closed. The photo is taken at moonlight as flashes were not allowed by the police. The man’s face full of despair and fear in half -darkness have Warren Richardson the prestigious World Press Photo award.

Here are the other short listed images. For all winners in all categories, click here.

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