[dropcap size=small]G[/dropcap]ripping tales are sometimes best told with a single photograph – and the best photographs deserve their own stage.

The revered World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition, now in it’s 59th edition, is the distillate of over 82,000 WPP contest submissions from over 5,700 photographers from 128 countries. The exhibition itself has travelled to over 100 cities during its year-long tour.

The 145 winning photos capture both inspirational and heart-wrenching scenes alike, and touch on harsh realities such as social displacement and human conflict.

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The exhibition grounds are located at the first and basement floors of the National Museum of Singapore, and are open daily from 10a.m. to 7 p.m. Talks by leading photojournalists are also available on certain weekends; interested visitors must register beforehand. Admission to the talks and the exhibition is free.