Australian photographer Warren Richardson has won the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year. Richardson’s winning photo, taken on the night of August 28, 2015 at the Hungarian-Serbian border, shows a baby being passed through a barbed wire fence by a refugee.

Speaking about his photo, Richardson explained:

I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone.

According to World Press Photo Foundation, the latest contest received 82,951 images from 5,775 photographers across 128 countries. A total of 41 photographers from 21 countries were awarded prizes across eight categories – see a few above (click for full captions) and a full gallery at World Press Photo's website.

Via: World Press Photo