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Showcasing the stories that matter 

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ICONIC - Defending press freedom and democracy since 1955

The World Press Photo Foundation and the European Parliament present a selection of photographs, awarded World Press Photo of the Year from 1955 to 2022, that captured some of the most defining moments in recent history.

September 15, 2022

Resilience - stories of women inspiring change

The World Press Photo Foundation, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the City of The Hague present a selection of stories, awarded in the annual World Press Photo Contest from 2000 to 2021, that highlight the resilience and challenges of women, girls and communities around the world.

May 03, 2022

(Un)Settled - Migration stories in the 21st century

From 19 February to 20 March 2021, the World Press Photo Foundation and Novi Sad European Capital of Culture present a selection of stories of migration and forced displacement from the 21st century, awarded in the World Press Photo contests from 2000 to 2021.

February 17, 2022

Our World 2018-2020

The special exhibition 'Our World 2018-2020' presents winning photos and stories from the Nature and Environment categories of the World Press Photo Contest from 2018-2020. The exhibition highlights our natural world and human impact on the environment.

November 13, 2020

Pan-African Photojournalism and Its Positions

Pan-African Photojournalism and Its Positions is an exhibition and public programming initiative that showcases the work of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest winners with a focus on content produced in Africa. The initiative is a partnership of the World Press Photo Foundation and Market Photo Workshop.

October 28, 2020

People, Power: Documenting protest since 1957'

As part of our commitment to press freedom, the World Press Photo Foundation is an official partner of the World Press Freedom Conference 2020. In collaboration with UNESCO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have curated a special exhibition showcasing protest and people power images from our archive.

October 23, 2020

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Our story

On 3 December 1955, the first annual exhibition ‘World Press Photo 55’ opened its doors. Believing in the power of showing and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories, we have since organized nearly 3000 exhibitions, and over 130 education and outreach events, in 522 cities in 122 countries. Every year, we work with international partners on our exhibitions program as part of our mission to connect the world to the stories that matter.

Presenting the results of the foundation’s annual contests, the annual World Press Photo Exhibition showcases the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the last year. We also specially curate exhibitions and projects, working with themes in our archive.

Our annual exhibition premieres each year in Amsterdam in April, before beginning its worldwide tour.

World Press Photo Exhibition 2023

Selected by an independent jury from more than 60,000 entries by 3,752 photographers from 127 countries, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 presents the winning images from the 66th annual World Press Photo Contest.

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 will premiere at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22 April before starting its worldwide tour to over 60 cities around the world. Upcoming exhibitions are confirmed and added to the calendar throughout the year. 
Photo credits
Antonio Pellegrino
Nicole Heidegger
Alamin Mutunga - Pawa
Nikita Teryoshin
Sangar Bakir, Metrography