The World Press Photo House is home for the stories that matter. Due to COVID-19 our house is currently closed and we were forced to cancel our annual festival, which was set to take place on 17-18 April. We would like to share with you some things of what we had in mind for the festival in an online program, in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Moderated by Lars Boering, Managing Director of World Press Photo, we will guide you through a diverse and rich program, focusing on worldwide protests – a theme highlighted by the 2020 World Press Photo contests winners.

The World Press Photo House is the home for the stories that matter and located at Westergas in Amsterdam. With year-round programs of high quality visual stories on topics that impact our lives, the house is the World Press Photo Foundation’s new cultural venue in Amsterdam and the location of the PhotoQ Bookshop.

Provisional program with guests and presentations by:

Winners of the 2020 World Press Photo Contest and the 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest, visual storyteller and National Geographic contributor Stephen Wilkes on his Day to Night series and his current work on COVID-19 in New York City, Mulugeta Ayene and Aïda Muluneh on Ethiopian photography, Ilvy Njiokiktjien on digital storytelling and her current assignment for the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative, a walk through of our exhibition “Be Water!” The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests” with World Press Photo House curator Colette Olof and much more.

About The World Press Photo Foundation

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based at World Press Photo House, at Westergas, Amsterdam.

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 (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to an international audience. Since then the contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition, and through our worldwide exhibitions and programs, we present to millions of people the stories that matter.

The World Press Photo House has been made possible by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and we appreciate the support of our partners Aegon and PwC.

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