World Press Photo House

A home for visual storytelling

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

Following measures to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Netherlands as announced by the Dutch government the World Press Photo Foundation has closed the World Press Photo House in Amsterdam to the public during week days. The PhotoQ Bookshop is now open on Saturday and Sunday from 12.00-18.00. The exhibition "Be Water!" The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests remains closed until further notice.

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. 

PhotoQ Bookshop

PhotoQ Bookshop specializes in documentary, journalism and art photo books. Thousands of photo books are available on the online store. The physical shop is open at the World Press Photo House on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 18:00.

“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 exhibition was supposed 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.

World Press Photo House Livecast

The World Press Photo House livecasts showcase the stories that matter to a global audience. Through a rich and diverse program of presentations, talks and discussions, we encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives, educate the public and the profession on the making of stories, and encourage debate on their meaning.

World Press Photo House Livecast #3: The Photo Book 

In the third edition of the World Press Photo House livecast, we delved into the photo book as a phenomenon in which photography, storytelling, and design meet.

World Press Photo House Livecast #2: World Environment Day

For the second edition of the World Press Photo House livecast, we’ve invited photographers and organizations who are advocating for more impactful, engaging environment and conservation photography to talk about their initiatives and projects.

World Press Photo House Livecast #1: Connecting the World to the Stories that Matter

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. 

Image credit: Maarten Nauw