Visit the Photo Contest winners gallery

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 gallery here.

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

We're pleased to announce the participants selected for the 26th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, our best known education program. Meet the 12 participants.

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 will be shown in De Nieuwe Kerk from 13 April 2019 - 7 July 2019. Buy your tickets, and find out more about the exhibition.

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World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Singapore

Singapore

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Saguenay, Canada

Saguenay, Canada

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Gavoi, Italy

Gavoi, Italy

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Groningen, the Netherlands

Groningen, the Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Lucca, Italy

Lucca, Italy

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Valle d'Aosta, Italy

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Hilversum, The Netherlands

Hilversum, The Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Oldenburg, Germany

Oldenburg, Germany