World Press Photo House

A home for visual storytelling

The World Press Photo House is the home for the stories that matter. 

Following the measures to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Netherlands as announced by the Dutch government on 12 March 2020, the World Press Photo Foundation has closed the World Press Photo House in Amsterdam to the public until further notice and cancelled all public activities. 

World Press Photo Livecast

Though we had to close the World Press Photo House and cancel the World Press Photo Festival 2020, we brought you some of its content in a diverse live online program of presentations and talks on 30 April. 

“Be Water!” The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests

2019 was a year of protest across the world, with people using their power to challenge governments. The exhibition shows work by photographers and artists who take the strategy and tactics of the demonstrators in Hong Kong as their starting point, combining work of renowned photographers, artists, the graphic design studio work and documentaries.

The “Be Water!” exhibition was supposed to to open at the World Press Photo House on 13 March 2020, but was unable to due to COVID-19. Watch the "Be Water" segment below.

Re-watch the full livecast, featuring talks with 2020 World Press Photo Contests winners, founder and director of Addis FotoFest Aida Muluneh, visual storyteller Ilvy Njiokiktjien, among others. 

The next livecast will take place on Friday 5 June. Stay tuned for details!


PhotoQ Bookshop

PhotoQ Bookshop specializes in documentary, journalism and art photo books. 

World Press Photo House closed to the public until further notice

Following the new measures to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Netherlands as announced by the Dutch government on 12 March 2020, the World Press Photo Foundation has closed the World Press Photo House in Amsterdam to the public until further notice and cancelled all public activities. This involves the PhotoQ bookshop, the exhibition "Be Water!" The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests, and all events.

World Press Photo will actively track the recommendations of the health authorities on a daily basis to implement the relevant actions. Any significant changes or extension to the current measures will be communicated as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding and hope to welcome you at the World Press Photo House in the future.