©The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi Chris McGrath, Australia, Getty Images

World Press Photo 2019

Open from Saturday, 13 April, De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam hosts the world premiere of World Press Photo 2019, the famous international press photo exhibition. All nominated images and videos are presented, including the Photo of the Year and, now for the first time, the Story of the Year. The winners will be announced during the Award Show on Thursday 11 April. World Press Photo 2019 is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on 19 and 27 April, 4 May, 5 May until 1 pm.

Tickets now available online
Get your online tickets here.

New this year
This year, the exhibition will be given a completely new, artistic design. Striking new elements include Iconic Originals, a selection of original, often times signed photos from the rich past of the press photo competition. That World Press Photo history is presented as well, including the timeline with all winners since 1955.

Flamingo Socks © Jasper Doest
Crying Girl on the Border © John Moore, Getty Images

Be the juror
Also new this year: select the image that impressed you most. Every day, visitor’s most favorite images will be presented as Picture of the Day.

Digital Storytelling Contest
The best forms of visual journalism made with digital means are awarded in the Digital Storytelling Contest. The winning productions are presented in the exhibition in newly designed cinema settings and on touch screens.

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival © Elif Ozturk, Anadolu Agency

Audio guide
Photographers and visual journalists personally take you behind the scenes of their winning images. The audio guide is included in the ticket price.

Akashinga – the Brave Ones © Brent Stirton, Getty Images
Dakar Fashion © Finbarr O’Reilly


©The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Chris McGrath, Australia, Getty Images