Faro, Portugal

29 June 2018 to 22 July 2018
Forum Algarve,

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Forum Algarve

Estrada Nacional 125, km 103



+351 289 889 300


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Daily: 10.00 – 24.00

Free entrance

Event Location

Estrada Nacional 125, km 103, Faro, Portugal

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Announcing the six selected talents from Europe in the third edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

The 6x6 Global Talent Program spotlights six talents, from six global regions, in a rolling process of nomination and selection.

By connecting under-recognized visual storytellers to a global audience, the initiative aims to encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives.

Now halfway through its first cycle, with three of the six global regions’ talents announced, the 6x6 Program will present work by the six European talents at LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany from 20 - 24 June. This first exhibition of the 6x6 Program will showcase a selection from the portfolios of each of the 18 selected talents announced so far. This is part of a continued effort to support and develop opportunities for the 6x6 talents.

Nominations for visual storytellers from the global region of Europe were made by our growing community of over 100 global nominators. The following six talented visual storytellers from Europe were selected from more than 95 nominations:

With Lars Boering, Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation, as chair, the online selection committee comprised of:

On nominating Álvaro Laiz, Ruth Eichhorn, Germany, freelance photo editor and curator said: 

“Álvaro Laiz has found his unique way of expressing himself by concentrating on the complex relationship between man and nature, shifting between conflict and fascination. He tries to focus on realities that are usually ignored by the mass media. Every image is like a poem with a structure, and just like a poem, his images compress an emotional experience.”

On nominating Ann Sophie Lindström, Uwe H. Martin, Germany, photographer and producer Bombay Flying Club said: 

“Ann Sophie Lindström is one of the most interesting upcoming visual storytellers today, whose projects bridge photography and moving image documentary. Her current film, ‘The Bitter with the Sweet’, takes the intimacy, obvious in all of Ann Sophie's work, to the next level.”

On nominating Emile Ducke, Ruth Eichhorn, Germany, freelance photo editor and curator said: 

“Emile Ducke’s innovative, exciting use of photography is surprising and genuine. He often works with a middle format camera and waits for the right situation to develop, making his photographs compellingly intimate.”

On nominating Esa Ylijaasko, - Sebastián Liste, Spain, photographer said: 

“When I first met Esa Ylijaasko, I realized immediately that he had a different voice, a unique way of seeing the world and telling stories with images. The perseverance, patience and tenderness of his approach are rare gems in this industry, and he is devoted to continuing to do it.”

On nominating Marie Hald, Søren Pagter, Denmark, photojournalism department head The Danish School of Media and Journalism said: 

“Marie Hald is working thoroughly with projects about women and their relationship to beauty and the female body. Her work is very intimate and personal, both with reportage stories and portraits. Even though she has received prizes and her work has been published and exhibited, she deserves a larger recognition for her work focusing on important gender issues.”

On nominating Santi Palacios, Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Spain, photographer said: 

“Santi Palacios’ commitment to his work - to the story of migration - is something rarely seen. He has been constantly on the field during the past years producing a stunning body of work, both visually and journastically. The combinations of investigation, his sociological background, field work, visual skills, global perspective and commitment has made of him one of the best European photojournalists to watch.”

In addition to the exhibition, the work of the six talents will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation’s platforms, including an individual feature on Witness for each of the talents.

See the results of the South America edition announced in March 2018, as well as the 6x6 Program’s inaugural edition in Southeast Asia and Oceania announced in November 2017.

6x6 Global Talent Program: Africa

The next edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program, Africa, will open for nominations by the end of June.

World Press Photo is actively seeking suggestions or applications for nominators. To apply to be a global nominator, and for all questions about the program, please contact Thera Vermeij, 6x6 Global Talent Program Project Manager, at 6x6@worldpressphoto.org

Header image, from left to right, top to bottom: Marie Hald (© Katinka Hustad), Emile Ducke (© Tamina-Florentine Zuch), Álvaro Laiz (© Andrea Santolaya), Esa Ylijaasko (© Iida Liimatainen), Santi Palacios (© Santi Palacios), and Ann Sophie Lindström (© Rafael Heygster).

Posted June 18 2018

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.

LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism

20 June 2018 to 24 June 2018
Container Village,

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Container Village

Expo Plaza 2




The World Press Photo Foundation will be at the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany to showcase work from the 6x6 Global Talent Program and African Photojournalism Database (APJD).

This is the first exhibition of these two initiatives by World Press Photo, as part of a continued effort to support and develop opportunities for the talents of the 6x6 Program and APJD.

Located in the container village, the 6x6 Program will present work by the 18 talents of the first three global regions. The new multimedia presentation includes Hannah Reyes Morales, Huiying Ore, Maika Elan, Matthew Abbott, Sirachai Arunrugstichai, Yoppy Pieter, Fabiola Ferrero, Felipe Fittipaldi, Luján Agusti, Oscar B Castillo, Pablo Ernesto Piovano, and Tamara Merino.

The APJD container will spotlight the work of 13 members from across Africa: Eric Gyamfi, Gulshan Khan, Ayobami Ogungbe, Ngadi Smart, Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, Sarah Waiswa, Mustafa Saeed, Rahima Gambo, Fethi Sahraoui, Robert Nzaou-Kissolo, Hilina Abebe, Leke Alabi-Isama, and Donwilson Odhiambo. Titled ‘Foreseen’, the APJD exhibition celebrates a new generation of photographers who are redefining what should be seen, and how, through the stories that matter to them.

The 6th edition of the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism offers exhibitions by 60 photojournalists, the container village, portfolio-reviews, lectures, panel-discussions, guided tours and a photo fair.

Visiting hours

Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 June: 10.00 - 20.00

Entrance is free.

Event Location

Expo Plaza 2, Hannover, Germany

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

29 June 2018 to 22 July 2018
Cluj Napoca Art Museum,

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Cluj Napoca Art Museum

Unirii Square 11




Visiting hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

10 lei

Event Location

Unirii Square 11, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Den Bosch, the Netherlands

17 November 2018 to 9 December 2018
Willem Twee, muziek en beeldende kunst,

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Willem Twee, muziek en beeldende kunst

Boschdijkstraat 100

Den Bosch

The Netherlands

073-612 34 22



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Visiting hours

Monday – Friday: 9.00 – 18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00

Event Location

Boschdijkstraat 100, Den Bosch, The Netherlands

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Timisoara, Romania

31 May 2018 to 24 June 2018
Muzeul de Arta Timisoara,

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Muzeul de Arta Timisoara

Piaţa Unirii, nr.1



0256 491592



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Co-organiser: Hategan Foundation


Visiting hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

Adults: 20 lei
Children: 10 lei

Event Location

Piaţa Unirii, nr.1, Timisoara, Romania

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Leiden, the Netherlands

5 July 2018 to 25 August 2018
Museum Volkenkunde,

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Museum Volkenkunde

Steenstraat 1


the Netherlands



Visiting hours

Daily: 10.00 - 17.00

Adult: €14
Age 4 -18: €6
CJP: €7
Free entry: Museumkaart, ICOMpas, BGL VIPcard, Rembrandtpast and Vriendenpas

Event Location

Steenstraat 1, Leiden, the Netherlands

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Liège, Belgium

10 November 2018 to 13 January 2019
La Cité Miroir,

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La Cité Miroir

Place Xavier Neujean 22



+32(0)4 230 70 50



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Visiting hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00 - 18.00
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00

Monday 10 December
24 December - 1 January inclusive


Full price: €7

Reduced price: €5

(Under 26, groups of 10 people or more, unemployed, carte prof, Cité Miroir citizens, Territoires de la Mémoire members)

School groups: 3€ /person

Article 27: €1.25

Event Location

Place Xavier Neujean 22, Liège, Belgium

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30 ans en 30 photos, Caen, France

1 June 2018 to 15 September 2018
Le Mémorial de Caen,

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Le Mémorial de Caen

Esplanade Général Eisenhower





To mark the 30th birthday of the Mémorial de Caen, the museum is hosting a very special World Press Photo retrospective exhibition, taking us back through the World Press Photo of the Year from each of the last 30 years.

Visitors are invited to discover the stories behind these 30 images; the circumstances under which they were taken and why they were chosen.

Visiting hours

Daily: 9.00 - 19.00


Standard rate: €19.80
Reduced rate: €17.50
Family pass: €51

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Event Location

Esplanade Général Eisenhower, Caen, France

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Oldenburg, Germany

16 February 2019 to 10 March 2019
Schloss Oldenburg,

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Schloss Oldenburg

Schlossplatz 1



+49 441 220 7300



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Visiting hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Dienstag - Sonntag: 10.00 – 18.00

Event Location

Schlossplatz 1, Oldenburg, Germany

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Mediavanti GmbH

Content // Concept // Communication