World Press Photo
The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam every April.
World Press Photo in Amsterdam
Each year, professional press photographers
, photo agencies
from all over the world are invited to submit their top news-related pictures from the previous year. The best works are assembled into a travelling exhibition of over 200 images
, creating an overview of how press photographers tackle their work around the globe and how the press relates news through images.
The latest in photojournalism
A reflection of trends and developments in photojournalism
, it not only presents the (at times gruesome) reality of news
and current affairs
and events on the world stage, but also the beauty of life, sports, art, science and nature.
Emotional moments captured
It's not uncommon to see guests with a tear in their eye or goose bumps on their skin as they're immersed into the images and the moments, both saddening and wonderful, before them, which may have been fleeting, or stay with the subject for life. The exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk
on Dam Square
is only in town for a few months, so catch it while you can.