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World Press Photo Exhibit

Connecting the world to the stories that matter.

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 winning stories to millions of people.

For six decades, the World Press Photo Foundation has been working from its home in Amsterdam as a creative, independent, nonprofit organization. In that time, 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.

What we do
Because we believe in the power of showing and the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories, we create and support the conditions that make possible the stories that matter.


World Press Photo Exhibit

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