The annual World Press Photo exhibition, hailed as the 'Oscars' of photojournalism is on at the Raffles Hotel. Presented by Canon worldwide, the show runs through 1 February 2015. It is presented in Singapore by The Straits Times, and brings together 151 award-winning photographs from different countries, selected from 98,671 entries submitted by 5,754 photographers. The awards, which started in 1955, are regarded as the highest accolade in the field of photojournalism. This is the fourth time that winning images are being showcased in Singapore. The works of the who's who of photojournalism including John Stanmeyer, Marcus Bleasdale, Tyler Hicks and Chris McGrath are featured in the show. John Stanmeyer's photograph of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, with their mobile phones raised, was selected as the World Press Photo of the Year. Stanmeyer is a photographer for National Geographic. "It’s a photo that is connected to so many other stories—it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity. It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is so subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today,” said jury member Jillian Edelstein.