Fighting Locust Invasion in East Africa © Luis Tato

World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

The Flagship exhibition of World Press Photo 2021, the major annual international press photo competition, is traditionally held in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam. All over 150 award-winning images and videos can be seen, including the World Press Photo of the Year and the World Press Photo Story of the Year. And of course many impressive photos in the categories News, Portraits, Sports, Nature and Environment and the winning films of the Digital Storytelling Contest.

Tickets soon available
Pending the relaxation of the Covid-19 measures, the exhibition cannot be physically visited yet. But a highlight tour will be available online soon. Keep an eye on our website for more information!

Nominees announced
The nominees for the World Press Photo Contest 2021 and the Digital Storytelling Contest 2021 have been announced! A professional jury submitted a record number of 74,470 images and nominated 45 photographers from 28 countries, including the Dutch photographer Jasper Doest with the series Pandemic Pigeons – A Love Story. The winners will be announced at the online Awards Show on Thursday, April 15. View all nominated photos and digital stories at

Nominees Photo Contest

Audio guide
Also this year, photographers and visual journalists tell their personal story of the winning images in the audio tour. This audio tour is included in the ticket price and available in the app. Download it just before your visit and bring a headset or earphones for your own comfort.

Corona measures

  • Use a face mask
  • Visit only with online ticket(s)
  • Group access: households 2–5 people only
  • Viewing areas and ‘passing lane’ to keep a safe distance of 1.5 meters
  • One-way route, follow the indicated direction
  • Disinfectants present
  • Cards only in the Museum Shop
  • Audio tour app
  • Take-along seats instead of fixed benches