Warren Richardson is an Australian photojournalist currently based in Eastern Europe. Self-taught, he’s lived all over the world undertaking long-term projects dealing with human and environmental issues (and for various publications and clients.) Warren spent months walking with refugees trying to make their way through Eastern Europe. As part of our annual collaboration with the World Press Photo Contest, we spoke to Warren about one of his photographs. Taken on the Hungary/Serbia border, the photo captures a baby being passed through a fence to its family, and was named 2016 World Press Photo of the Year. Warren spoke to us about how the photo came to be, and why it broke the rules of journalism.
“It’s part of my nature that I want to get involved. We are all teachers and we are all students; we all have something to teach and something to learn.”