World Press Photo Festival

World Press Photo Festival

Apr 17, 2020Apr 18, 2020
9am until 7pm daily
Westergas and Nieuwe Kerk
Various prices

World Press Photo Festival

Due to the measures in place due to the coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

World Press Photo connects the world to stories that matter. The annual World Press Photo Exhibition in Amsterdam is the best known of World Press Photo's activities and is a leading event in the organisation's calendar.

The iconic cultural venue Westergas will host the World Press Photo Festival, while the Nieuwe Kerk will house the 2020 edition of the World Press Photo Exhibition, showcasing the winning photographs from the various categories of the World Press Photo contest. 

World Press Photo Amsterdam

World Press Photo Festival at Westergas

This event at Westergasfabriek showcases the best visual journalism and storytelling. Get your World Press Photo tickets to enjoy a programme of presentations, meet-ups, film screenings and panel talks. Guest speakers hail from National Geographic, the New York Times, CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) and Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.

About Westergas in Amsterdam

Westergas is the cultural hub in Amsterdam’s Westerpark that includes spaces such as the legendary Gashouder and the expansive Zuiveringshal. With a history stretching back to 1902, the impressive site plays host to many innovative artistic spectacles, making it a perfect fit for photography-related events. 

Many events and festivals take place at the Westergas, such as the Unseen Photo Fair and the IamExpat Fair - Amsterdam each year.

Nieuwe Kerk hosts World Press Photo Exhibition

Every year, the famous World Press Photo exhibition makes its first stop at De Nieuwe Kerk, a large Gothic church on Amsterdam’s Dam Square. For more than 12 weeks, you can see the awe-inspiring press photos by prize winners from all over the world.

The featured photographs (over 40) were selected from 80.408 photos taken by 5.034 photographers from 125 different countries. Covered categories are General News, Daily Life, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits and Sports.

World Press Photo Nieuwe Kerk

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. The organisation strives to generate wide public interest in the work of photographers and to promote the free exchange of information through the annual World Press Photo Competition, various exhibitions and other programmes and publications.

World Press Photo Festival Westergas

Buy your tickets online

World Press Photo tickets are available online and wristband passes can be picked up from the registration desk at the Zuiveringshal in Westergasfabriek. There is a special student discount available for students who bring their student IDs with them. Tickets also include admission to the partner festival locations Foam, Huis Marseille and Het Ketelhuis.

Photo credit: Frank van Beek / Hollandse Hoogte