Enter the contests from 2 December

Save the date! On 17-18 April 2020, the World Press Photo Festival will come back to Amsterdam with a program of presentations, workshops, exhibitions and more. Stay tuned for more information about the line up and tickets.

What determines the meaning of a picture? How can complex issues be photographed? Our free learning resource ‘See the Story’ provides information on how you come to see the photographs and digital stories in our exhibitions and on our website. Download it here.

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized professional photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Discover the stories that matter from 2018, chosen by an independent jury of photography professionals. View the 2019 gallery here.

The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies. Last year we introduced two headline awards: World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year. View the 2019 gallery here.

Calendar

Calendar

Find an exhibition or event near you

Collection

Collection

See the complete collection of prize-winning photos and stories

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Exhibiting the stories that matter to more than four million people in over 100 cities and 45 countries each year

Upcoming events

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Opole, Poland

Opole, Poland

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Zwolle, the Netherlands

Zwolle, the Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Presentation

Breakfast talk: Cristina de Middel

Amsterdam

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Hilversum, The Netherlands

Hilversum, The Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg, Germany

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Oldenburg, Germany

Oldenburg, Germany

Festival

World Press Photo Festival 2020

Amsterdam, the Netherlands