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In an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe, the 2021 Photo Contest nominees share a diversity of interpretations and perspectives to these and other urgent issues such as the climate crisis, transgender people's rights, and territorial conflicts. View all nominated photos and stories

The 2021 Digital Storytelling Contest nominees. Amongst the nominees are stories about the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, productions documenting the social justice protests around the globe and the effects of climate change, and accounts of women’s and indigenous people’s rights. View all nominated productions

The premiere of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2021, showcasing the results of this year’s Contests is due to open in De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday 17 April 2021. The annual exhibition will then start its worldwide tour. See the calendar

The World Press Photo Foundation will host its annual festival online this year. The three-day program includes the Awards Show, presentations and dialogue. See the program, meet the speakers and book your online seat here. 
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