The World Press Photo Exhibition is returning to Sydney with help from Fujifilm

A Fijian community elder stands with his grandson at the point where he remembers the shoreline used to be when he was a boy in Salia Bay, Kioa Island, Fiji
Lotomau Fiafia (72), a community elder, stands with his grandson John at the point where he remembers the shoreline used to be when he was a boy. Salia Bay, Kioa Island, Fiji. (Image credit: Eddie Jim (The Age/Sydney Morning Herald))

It's one of the most prestigious photography awards and the winning images from the 67th edition of the World Press Photo Contest are ready to wow Sydneysiders starting May 25.

The World Press Photo Exhibition has being touring the globe for years, and the State Library of New South Wales played host to the 2023 event when it came to Australia. This year, with support from Fujifilm, the exhibition makes its 2024 comeback at the same venue, and opening-night guests will get an exclusive preview of the Japanese manufacturer's newest cameras – the medium format Fujifilm GFX 100S II and the retro Fujifilm X-T50 that puts film simulations on a dial for the first time.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

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