World Press Photo 2014. Not just for photographers.

I wanted to make the most of my short weekend in the capital, attempting to divide my time between catching up with friends, photography exhibitions and wandering the streets of London whilst taking photos whenever I saw anything that caught my eye.

The exhibition of the 57th World Press Photo Contest opened it doors featuring work from some of the worlds best photojournalists, covering incredible stories. 

The exhibited work here is Toxic Beauty by Kacper Kowalski.

Some stories you might have heard on the news others have been covered by the media to a lesser extent but the images here really bring those stories to life. It amazed me that in many cases the photographers were essentially putting their lives on the line to capture these moments for the world to see.

I urge anyone who has the opportunity, to visit the show and give it the time that it deserves. 

If you are in or around London, the World Press Photo 2014 exhibition is on at the Royal Theatre on the South Bank until Wednesday 26 November. Entry is free.

If you don’t have a chance to go to the show you can view all the winning entries at