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World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

17 April 2021 – 29 August 2021 | Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM

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 productions of the Digital Storytelling Contest.

Tickets now available
Buy your tickets here. Can’t wait? Then the digital highlight tour is already available online!

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. He was one of the winners thes year. View all winning images and digital stories at

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.