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 now 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 at the end of April.

Calendar

Calendar

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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

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

Macao, China

Macao, China

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