World Press Photo Yearbook

Featuring the most striking images and compelling stories from the past year

We’re proud to present the World Press Photo Yearbook 2023, our annual collectible publication presenting the award-winning photographs and stories from the 66th annual World Press Photo Contest. Featuring work by 30 photographers from 23 countries, the Yearbook 2023 showcases the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world.

The publication has been redesigned this year by photobook designer Sybren Kuiper. In addition to the winning works, the book also contains jury reports and essays for in-depth context and reflection. For the first time in many years, the cover of the 2023 Yearbook doesn’t showcase the World Press Photo of the Year but the honorable mention from Asia, Untitled by Ahmad Halabisaz.

Joumana El Zein Khoury, executive director, World Press Photo, says about this decision:

“This is a conscious stance to show our respect towards the victims and our rage against the inhuman loss of lives. With that decision, the choice of the cover picture became obvious. This image says it all: it defies you to look at a young woman of our times, to look at the danger that she is putting herself in to make this photo, but more importantly to understand that she will stop at nothing to get justice for what she deserves and believes her right to be. This cover is not only a testimony against the violence still directed at women in 2022, but more importantly to the incredible courage that they have shown in Iran and around the world. It is a testament to strength.”

The Yearbook 2023 is available in six languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. 


Note:  This page originally said, "For the first time this year, the cover of the 2023 Yearbook doesn’t showcase the World Press Photo of the Year..."  This has been corrected to reflect the fact that there have been editions with photos that were not the Photo of the Year on the cover.