John Stanmeyer's photograph of African migrants in Djibouti City raising their phones in an attempt to catch a cheap signal from neighbouring Somalia
Royal Festival Hall | ★★★★☆
The World Press Photograph of the Year has been running since 1955, with the numbers of entries increasing steadily. For this year’s competition a record-breaking 5,754 photographers from 132 countries submitted 98,671 pictures, with subjects ranging from the Boston Marathon bombing to the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh.
There are also images of lesser known world events as well as sport and staged portraits. See the winning images alongside shortlisted entries in the Foyer Space of the Royal Festival Hall this weekend.