Special exhibition

People, Power: Documenting protest since 1957

23 October 2021 to  12 November 2021
Laparelli Gardens, Valletta, Malta

Laparelli Gardens, Valletta
Special exhibition: People, Power

Laparelli Gardens, Valletta

This special 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.

Event location

Laparelli Gardens
Valletta, Malta

Visiting hours

Outside exhibition, open 24 hours

Organization details


Sponsor details

Cleansing and Maintenance Division – Ministry for Tourism 
Images credits (left to right): Fabio Bucciarelli, for L’EspressoYasuyoshi Chiba, Agence France-Presse.