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.Make World Press Photo a centerpiece of your Amsterdam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amsterdam trip planner.
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.
World Press Photo Reviews
seeing great photography, overviewing the years highlights andd lowlights, being inspired and sometimes touched and all of this in a beautiful old church more »
I really enjoyed this exhibition, Good audio guide supplementing the description alongside the photographs. Really excellent selection of the stories in the news. My one complaint is that I have hurt.... more »
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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