World Press Photo, Amsterdam

4.5
#55 of 120 in Museums in Amsterdam
In 1955 a group of Dutch photographers organized an international contest (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to a global audience. Since then the contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition, and through our successful worldwide exhibition program, presents the stories that matter to millions of people.

In the six decades the World Press Photo Foundation has been working from its home in Amsterdam as a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, the world has changed continuously, and new developments in the media and technology have transformed journalism and storytelling. Our mission has expanded, and we draw on our experience to guide visual journalists, storytellers, and audiences around the world through this challenging and exciting landscape.

We do this by showcasing stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. 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. We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling.
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  • Since 2019 and new decoration of the exposition. It was a beautiful and impressive exhibition every year. This makes it just a little nicer. For people who have never been here. The new church is in itself a landmark. In the middle of the Dam. So pictures and church.
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  • this is an exhibition hall at dam square. it shows all the best photography by the best press camera man. really outstanding exhibits.  more »
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  • Awesome training I had here
  • World Press Photo is the home of the leading annual photojournalism awards. Nice archives and great people.
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