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World premiere of World Press Photo 2018 from 14 April in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

On Saturday April 14, World Press Photo 2018 will open to the public in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam. It is the premiere of an extensive world tour for the international press photo competition. The exhibition comprises over 160 impressive press photos by 42 photographers from 22 countries, including three from the Netherlands: Jasper Doest, Carla Kogelman and Kadir van Lohuizen.

Announcing the winners
This year, for the first time, all nominees from the eight categories in the photo competition, the four categories in the Digital Storytelling Contest and the nominees for the grand prize, the Photo of the Year, have been announced, not only the winners. During the Award Show on Thursday April 12, all prizes will be awarded. The nominated photographs are all on view in the exhibition, as well as all the Photo of the Year winners since the beginning of the competition in 1955, displayed on a large overview wall.

World Press Photo 2018 is open daily until Sunday 22 July 2018, from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on 27 April, 3 and 4 May.

Digital Storytelling Contest
How stories are recorded and how we receive them has changed significantly due to digital technologies and the internet. The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards the best forms of visual journalism made by digital means. They can be seen in the exhibition on touchscreens and on a large screen.

Audio tour
This year, photographers and visual journalists will once again take visitors behind the scenes and share their personal stories and the how’s and why’s of their winning photographs. The audio tour is included in the ticket price.

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam is made possible by founder BankGiro Loterij and by our sponsors: Deloitte, McKinsey and Simmons&Simmons. World Press Photo receives a grant from the Nationale Postcode Loterij and worldwide sponsorship from Canon. The exhibition in Amsterdam is sponsored by Delta Lloyd.

Images, note to editors:
The complete selection of images can be viewed at where downloadable images are available via the Media Center. They are intended for (single) publication in print or (for temporary use) online and may only be used to illustrate the World Press Photo Foundation and/or the World Press Photo photography exhibition. We request that you send us a proof copy of the publication. Selling the images or using them for other ends is not permitted.