Supporting visual journalism through the COVID-19 crisis

We have decided, after intense deliberations, that the global situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, requires us to cancel the World Press Photo Awards Show 2020 and the World Press Photo Festival 2020, due to be held in Amsterdam on 16-18 April. Read more

This is a challenging and difficult time for the global community. The situation surrounding COVID-19 means the visual journalism community is dealing with a lot of uncertainty, so we’ve gathered resources, funding and grants to help visual journalists covering the crisis, here.

The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. See the nominated photographs in the gallery.

The Digital Storytelling Contest, open to short documentary film and interactive productions, recognizes and rewards forms of visual storytelling enabled by digital technologies. View the nominated productions.

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"Be Water!" The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests (postponed)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund, Germany

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Balingen, Germany

Balingen, Germany

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Perth, Australia

Perth

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain