About the festival

The World Press Photo Festival 2018 will take place in Amsterdam on 13 - 14 April.

For the first time our annual festival is taking place at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek - a new location chosen to offer a richer program with more exciting opportunities to discover the best of visual journalism and storytelling.

Expect a varied program including presentations, workshops and meetups. The festival features special guests speakers including award-winning visual journalists, and the renowned Sem Presser Lecture, supported by DuPho.

The flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2018, displaying prize-winners’ work from the photo and digital storytelling contests, premieres at De Nieuwe Kerk during the festival before starting its world tour, giving festival ticket holders the chance to be among the very first to discover the exhibition.

The brand new Yearbook 2018 will be launched and available to buy for the first time at the festival site and De Nieuwe Kerk.

About World Press Photo Foundation

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 to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded.

We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Visit our website to find out more


find out What the 2017 World Press Photo Festival was like

The World Press Photo Festival 2017 was held in Amsterdam on 20-22 April. It featured more than 30 presentations from award winning photographers and visual storytellers.

See what the festival was like and hear from visitors about their experiences in the video below.

Watch a selection of the presentations from last year's festival here