Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 April
The new World Press Photo Festival is a unique three-day event in Amsterdam showcasing the best visual journalism. Join prizewinning photographers for the stories behind the stories, and meet leading editors, agencies and visual storytellers from across the globe.
Sem Presser lecture
Internationally renowned photographer Stanley Greene presents the festival’s headline 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 TIME’s Instagram Photographer of 2016 Ruddy Roye, Founder of Women Photograph Daniella Zalcman, Iranian photographer and filmmaker Amak Mahmoodian, inspirational documentary photographer Giles Duley and Dutch photo editor and “photographer without a camera” Frank Schallmaier. See the full program.
Free exhibition entry
From 20-22 April your festival pass gives you free entry to the flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2017. See prizewinning work selected from 80,408 photos from 126 countries, staged in the historic De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam Square Amsterdam.
Canon Night – Friday 21 April
Book your ticket to the Canon Night, an exclusive showing of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 hosted by Canon. Meet the winners of this year’s photo and digital storytelling contests as they present awarded works from the touring exhibition.
Popular Amsterdam bookshop PhotoQ presents the best photobooks throughout the World Press Photo Festival. Browse the collection and enjoy refreshments in the bar and restaurant until 6pm daily.