Special exhibition

People, Power: Documenting protest since 1957

03 May 2021 to  30 May 2021
Cité internationale universitaire, Paris, France

Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
People, Power: documenting protest since 1957

Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

In collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the World Press Photo Foundation presents a special exhibition as part of the celebrations for World Press Freedom Day. The exhibition documents protest and people power, featuring work awarded in the World Press Photo Contests from 1957.

The independent juries of the World Press Photo Contests have over the years awarded many pictures of protest, starting with Douglas Martin’s photograph of Dorothy Counts, a symbol of resistance against racism. The exhibition shows images that, like Charlie Cole’s picture of Tiananmen Square, have become global symbols of people power and celebrates the work of professional photographers who are showing us the stories that matter.

Please note, during a visit to the exhibition, basic COVID-19 rules apply.


Event location

Collège néerlandais
61, boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris, France

Tel. +33 (0)1 44 16 74 30

Visiting hours

Outside exhibition, open 24 hours

Organization details

Dutch Embassy in Paris
Cité internationale universitaire de Paris Collège néerlandais

Related program

3 May, 19.30: Panel discussion (livestream)
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Image credit: Fabio Bucciarelli, for L’Espresso