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Members of the British Press Photographers’ Association are showing off some of their best work from the past year at the Bargehouse gallery, central London.

Adrian Dennis France's Caroline Garcia at WimbledonAdrian Dennis

Adrian Dennis caught the moment France’s Caroline Garcia dived across the court at Wimbledon 2023 in an attempt to return the ball to Marie Bouzkova during their women’s singles tennis match.

Peter Macdiarmid Women wade through floodwater in BoshamPeter Macdiarmid

Weather warnings were in place ahead of Storm Ciarán. In Bosham, West Sussex, photographer Peter Macdiarmid was on hand to capture people leaving the Shoreside Café as they waded through a flooded street.

Nigel Roddis Cheerleaders in fancy dress arrive Nigel Roddis

Nigel Roddis photographed cheerleaders as they arrived in fancy dress to support those taking part in the Ironman UK triathlon in Bolton.

Justin Tallis Britain's King Charles III, wearing the Imperial State Crown and the Robe of State, and Britain's Queen CamillaJustin Tallis

King Charles III and Queen Camilla were captured by Justin Tallis as they passed through the Royal Gallery during the State Opening of Parliament.

Dave Shopland/Shutterstock A person dressed as a tiger at a bus stopDave Shopland/Shutterstock

The Queens Park Rangers mascot Spark the Tiger was pictured near the club’s ground by Dave Shopland.

Jonathan Buckmaster Fans react during the Women's World Cup final matchJonathan Buckmaster

Jonathan Buckmaster’s picture shows England fans reacting to a missed goal opportunity during the Women’s World Cup final against Spain.

Ryan Jenkinson/Story Picture Agency Crowds of people chase the ball beside a bridgeRyan Jenkinson/Story Picture Agency

Competitors from the opposing teams, the Up’ards and the Down’ards, competed for the ball during the annual Royal Shrovetide Football Match in Ashbourne. The game dates back for hundreds of centuries where the two teams compete to score a goal at one of the two milestones, miles apart, Ryan Jenkinson was there to record the moment.

Thomas Bowles  A man sits back-to-back with a police officerThomas Bowles

Thomas Bowles photographed a climate activist from Just Stop Oil who was propped up by a police officer after he was arrested for slow marching on Whitehall in London.

Samir Hussein The Princess of Wales in a cream outiftSamir Hussein

The Princess of Wales was photographed by Samir Hussein during a visit to Nottingham Trent University in October.

Richard Pohle Anna Fisher and her poodleRichard Pohle

Richard Pohle was at Crufts dog show in Birmingham when he caught this moment between Anna Fisher and her freshly coiffured standard poodle Henry VIII.

Eddie Mullholland for The Telegraph Greta Thunberg at Westminster Magistrates' CourtEddie Mullholland for The Telegraph

Eddie Mullholland photographed climate activist Greta Thunberg at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Along with four co-defendants she was found not guilty of breaking the law when they refused to follow police instructions to move on during a climate protest.

Maja Smiejkowska Crowd at the Glastonbury Festival, June 2023Maja Smiejkowska

Fans of Fred Again were captured by Maja Smiejkowska during their performance at the Glastonbury Festival.

Marc Aspland Frankie Dettori departs Royal Ascot for the last timeMarc Aspland

After a long and distinguished career, jockey Frankie Dettori retired from horse racing, Marc Aspland took this picture of him as he departed Royal Ascot for the final time.

The exhibition was curated by photojournalist David Burnett, Reuters UK and Ireland Chief Photographer Suzanne Plunkett, photojournalist Steve Back, Press Association photographer Jane Barlow, and Getty Images sports photographer Justin Setterfield and covers stories from March 2023 through to the spring of 2024.

It can be seen at the Bargehouse gallery until Sunday 2 June.

All photographs courtesy British Press Photographers Association.

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