Meet the 2019 nominees

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 and digital storytelling professionals.

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.

Join us at this year's World Press Photo Festival, taking place 12-13 April at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek! Get your festival tickets from 20 February for a program of presentations, meet-ups, screenings and panel talks.

The masterclass encourages new and diverse approaches to documentary, visual journalism, and storytelling. The 12 selected participants will be announced during the World Press Photo Festival.

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 2018

Oldenburg, Germany

Oldenburg, Germany

On display

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

Oran, Algeria

Oran, Algeria

On display

Special exhibition

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

On display

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela

On display

World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

Cottbus, Germany

Cottbus, Germany

Festival

World Press Photo Festival 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria