The World Press Photo Festival is a unique three day event in Amsterdam that showcases the best visual journalism, presents the stories behind the stories, and lets you meet the leading editors and visual storytellers from all over the globe.
Stanley Greene, one of the world’s preeminent photographers, will present Sem Presser Lecture supported by DuPho. After his time as a member of the Black Panthers and anti-Vietnam War activist, an encounter with W. Eugene Smith turned his energies to photojournalism. In his 45 years of reporting since then, Stanley has become a distinctive and powerful voice for justice.
Featured presentations include the Iranian photographer and filmmaker Amak Mahmoodian, Magnum photographer and chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest general jury Stuart Franklin, TIME’s Instagram Photographer of 2016 Ruddy Roye, and Dutch photo editor and “photographer without a camera” Frank Schallmaier.
PhotoQ, the best photo bookshop in Amsterdam, will present the best photobooks and you can enjoy great refreshments in the bar and restaurant.
Your festival pass gives you free entry to the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 in De Nieuwe Kerk on the Dam square in Amsterdam.
You can also purchase an additional ticket for the Canon Night, an exclusive event where you can meet the winners of the 2017 Photo Contest and the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest.