World Press Photo Exhibition 2020

March 12 till March 31 , 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Price: Free (Student) Free (Others)

Visit the exhibition that connects you to the stories that matter. With images from all over the world, this event showcases the most exceptional and intriguing press photos of the year.

This year, 73,996 photographs were entered into the prestigious World Press Photo contest, submitted by 4,282 professional photographers representing 125 different countries. The result is an exhibition of more than 150 powerful and evocative images and photo series from across the globe. Most of these photographs require no explanation as the images tell a story all their own. Because the photos in this exhibition are all made in 2019, there will be no images concerning the corona virus.

The exhibition covers eight categories: contemporary issues, the environment, general news, long-term projects, nature, portraits, sports, and spot news. The 62nd edition of the World Press Photo Exhibition will not only be on view in Eindhoven, but will also travel to major cities like Tokyo, Montreal, Rome, Teheran, Sydney, and Mexico City.

Connecting the world to the stories that matter

The World Press Photo exhibition reaches 4 million people across 100 cities and 45 countries globally. This exhibition showcases the world's best photojournalism from the past year as selected by the World Press Photo contest. The contest originated when a group of Dutch photographers organized an international contest in Amsterdam in 1955. Its immediate success led the creators to make it an annual event – and the contest has been held nearly every year since.

Discover more stories

Traditionally, we have offered free guided tours through the exhibition. Unfortunately, because of the measures concerning the corona virus, that is not possible this year. However, free to use audio tours will be available in the exhibition space. Scan the QR-code at the entrance of the exhibtion to gain acces to the tour. Bring your own headphones to listen to the stories of the photographers about the images.

Corona measures in the exhibition

To guarantee a safe visit to the exhibition, it is designed in complete compliance with the measures concerning the corona virus. Please read the information below before visiting.

  • Reservation is required
    From March 1st onward it will possible to reserve a timeslot on which you want to visit the exhibition, on this website. Reservation and entry to the exhibition are free. Timeslots consist of 15 minutes. This means you are allowed to enter the exhibition within this 15 minute timespan. When you have entered the exhibition you can take your time to explore the exhibition; there is no time limit once you're in. Reservations can be made up to four people. At the entrance of the exhibition, your reservation will be checked. Please click the button 'Order' at the top of this page to reserve your timeslot.
  • Health check
    At the entrance, we will do a health check, by asking you a few questions.
  • One-way route
    In the exhibition a one-way route must be followed. This route will lead you past all the photos in the exhibition. It is not allowed to go against the direction of the route.
  • Keep distance
    Please keep 1.5 meters (6 feet) distance from other visitors.
  • Wear a face mask
    From 1 December 2020 onward, it is mandatory to wear a face mask inside public spaces. This applies to the TU/e campus and the exhibition as well.
  • Audio tour
    To offer an in-depth experience, we provide an audio tour in the exhibition which you can access on your own smartphone. Scan the QR-code at the entrance of the exhibtion to get acces to the tour. We advise you to bring your own headphones to listen to the stories of the photographers about the images.
  • Caption booklet
    Feel free to take one of the free caption booklets at the entrance of the exhibition. In this booklet all descriptions of the photos and projects are listed. This means you don't have to read this information from the panels, which makes it easier to keep distance from one another. The booklet is only available in English. On the panels the information is provided in Dutch as well.
  • Please find all information about the corona measures taken on campus here.