Based in Amsterdam and founded in 1955, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to support and advance high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.
Against the majestic background of Amsterdam’s oldest church, the World Press Photo exhibition takes place in a near-perfect setting. As always, the exhibition features a diverse range of categories and genres such as contemporary issues, daily life, nature, sports, and portraits.
Among this year’s highlights are Paul Hansen’s haunting image of a funeral procession in Gaza City, Micah Albert’s photo of a woman reading a book in a municipal dump outside Nairobi in Kenya, and an impressive snapshot of a bull race in West Sumatra by Wei Seng Chen.
Visitors can also enjoy the side exhibition World Press Photo laureates from Russia and the Soviet Union, organized by Russ Press Photo on the occasion of the Year of Russia in the Netherlands. This unique collection covers more than 50 years of Russian history seen through the lenses of 90 Russian and Soviet World Press Photo winners.
World Press Photo exhibition runs until 23 June 2013
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