World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

November 24 till December 16 , 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.

Admission to the exhibition only with CoronaCheck and wearing a face mask inside the exhibition is mandatory. Only a limited number of visitors will be allowed into the exhibition; a maximum of ten people at a time. 

This year, 74,470 photographs were entered into the prestigious World Press Photo contest, submitted by 4,315 professional photographers representing 130 different countries. The result is an exhibition of more than 160 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.

The exhibition covers eight categories: contemporary issues, the environment, general news, long-term projects, nature, portraits, sports, and hard news. The 63rd 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 120 cities and 50 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 measures concerning the corona virus, that is not possible this year. However, free to use audio tours will be available in the exhibition space. Bring your own headphones and scan the QR code available in the exhibition with your smartphone to access the audio tour app.

Opening hours
Every Monday until Friday: 11:00 - 17:00.

CoronaCheck and face mask
To visit this exhibition, you will need to show:

  • A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
  • Your ID.

It's mandatory to wear a face mask inside the exhibition. Further information about CoronaCheck can befound here.

If the situation changes due to adjusted Covid-measures, we will communicate the consequenses for the exhibition here on this website. 

Info school visits
School groups are welcome if they adhere to the applicable corona measures. Please register your visit with us by sending an email to studium.generale@tue.nl, stating how many students you would like to come with, on what day and time.  

Video interview Kadir van Lohuizen
Former World Press Photo winner Kadir van Lohuizen was our guest on November 17. In an interview we ask him about the role of photojournalism, his drive to document global environmental and climate issues, and his latest work on the consequences of rising sea levels. Watch the interview here

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