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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

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: December 2020

A look at a garden passing through the seasons in a remote stretch of coastline in Scotland, an insight into firearms possession in the United States, an exploration of our complex relationship with the sea, and a statement about surrealism; discover PhotoQ Bookshop manager Edie Peters’ selection of photo books for the month of December, here

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: November 2020

Curated volumes on women photographers, a book by Ed van der Elsken on the theme of party, a conceptual photographic study of temporary homeless shelters, and the stories of men affected by eating disorders; PhotoQ Bookshop manager Edie Peters shares his selection of the best photo books for the month of November, here

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: October 2020

An exploration of the gender spectrum, a research on the memories of the 1979 Marichjhapi massacre survivors in India, a study of rediscovered daguerreotypes, and a book reprint of Robert Capa; PhotoQ Bookshop manager Edie Peters shares his photo books top picks for the month of October, here.


PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: September 2020

A visualization of the secret stories of the Anansi in Suriname; an exploration of conflict and the River Magdalena in Colombia; a documentation of the impact of rapid-growth along the foot of the Great Wall of China; and a new take on the history of photography: discover the photo books selected this month by PhotoQ Bookshop’s manager Edie Peters, here.

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: August 2020

An examination of the law of omerta in small Sardinian communities; an exploration of the life of one of the last ‘self-combed women’ in China; an intimate long-term collaboration with two cousins navigating the transition between adolescence and young adulthood; and an original photographic look on birds: discover the photo books selected this month by PhotoQ Bookshop’s manager, here.

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: July 2020

Insights into the life and beliefs of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku; a philosophical interpretation of the changing landscape around Fukushima; an examination of Spain’s vacationers; and the stories of six Lithuanians who were deported to Siberia, PhotoQ Bookshop manager Edie Peters shares his four recommended photo books of the month, here.

PhotoQ Bookshop picks of the month: June 2020

Established in 2013 in Amsterdam, and part of World Press Photo since August 2019, the PhotoQ Bookshop specializes in documentary, journalism and art photo books. Edie Peters, the shop manager, shares his four recommended photo books of the month, available on the PhotoQ Bookshop online store, here

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. 

“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.