Members of the local election commission wearing protective suits wait with a portable ballot box outside an apartment during early voting in a referendum on amendments to the Russian Constitution in Moscow, Russia, 25 June 2020. The nationwide vote on the constitutional amendments has started on 25 June and will run for seven days until 01 July. The counting of the total results will begin right after polling stations close on 01 July. The vote had been originally scheduled to take place on 22 April but wa

Pictures of the Month

epa's curated photo selection highlighting the most important topics of each month.


Please subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to receive the epa photo highlights. Currently we provide:




Canon Logo

Global News Photography

Providing accurate, authentic and unbiased news photography has never been so important.

epa's photographers can only cover breaking news by being on the spot as quickly as possible. This first-hand account of events is crucial to accurate news reporting.

epa has an established global network of award-winning photographers, providing visual information of the very best quality from all corners of the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, comprising of breaking news, politics, a comprehensive calendar of sports events, economy, business and finance, arts, culture and entertainment.

epa is a private company and stands for reliable, independent and unbiased coverage.

A diverse range of photo essays sheds light behind the scenes on many human interest topics, providing an insight into the world around us.

The world from a different angle - this is epa's commitment to news reporting.


Latest Photo Essays & Photo Sets


 A Bosnian Muslim woman mourns her dead family members as thousands of survivors make an emotional return – five years after the massacre – to Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 July 2000 (reissued 06 July 2020). A quarter of a century ago, the world witnessed the worst mass murder on European soil since World War II. Some 7,000-8,000 Bosniaks were slaughtered and 20,000 civilians were forcibly displaced in an act of ethnic cleansing perpetrated in the small eastern Bosnian village of Srebrenica, whose na

Photo Set:
Srebrenica Massacre

Health worker Richell Arsenio (L) checks her records with available light as fellow health worker Fe Bacunawa (R) checks on a COVID-19-infected patient in Manila, Philippines, 22 May 2020. They are part of a group of four volunteer health workers who were nicknamed 'Astronauts' by residents of Village 775, Zone 84 in Manila as they resemble such when donning their protective equipment. The healthcare volunteers conduct home visits twice a day to people infected or suspected to be infected with the novel SAR

Photo Essays:
The Astronauts

Widow Colette Leslie (46) and her two children, Curtley (L) and Adreulishe (R), pray at the graveside of their late father, Captain Andrew Leslie, in Middleburg, South Africa, 14 June 2020. Captain Leslie died with the Covid-19 coronavirus a month earlier and was the first victim of the virus in the town. He was acting station commander of the local police station. Many of the people in the district infected with the coronavirus are front line workers. In the barren expanses of the Karoo (Great dry land) in

Photo Essays:
Covid-19 Fault Lines

Mathias Rocha (8) and Lucia Rocha (6)(R) pose for a portrait at their home in Tres Coroas, Brazil, 01 May 2020. The portrait was taken by their father Pedro Rocha and was done in a tent on the high grass next to their house. Having kids at home during lockdown can be very difficult for parents, luckily, Pedro and his children leave next to the wilderness and they can explore nature with little human contact. The series obs-cu-ra is organized by photographer Bruno Alencastro and the portraits were made by se

Photo Essays:
obs-cu-ra: Pandemic Camera Obscura Portraits

 French beekeeper Jerome Payen, wearing beekeeping protective clothing, checks and selects his hives before the summer transhumance in Gourdon, southern France, 25 June 2020. Every year in Provence, the start of summer is marked by the flowering of lavender fields. Jerome Payen, based in the Alpes-Maritimes for 19 years, practices the transhumance of bees, which consists of transporting beehives to the Valensole plateau, renowned for its lavender fields stretching as far as the eye can see. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIE

Photo Essay:
Bee Transhumance in France's Provence Region

A commuter wearing a face mask is reflected in a train window as it arrives at the platform of Shibuya train station in Tokyo, Japan, 14 April 2020, a week after the Japanese government declared a state of emergency on parts of Japan including Tokyo and Osaka, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the Covid-19 disease.  EPA-EFE/DAI KUROKAWA

Photo Essay:
Japan in a State of Emergency