Shocking, horrifying, beautiful, and breathtaking. The World Press Photo exhibition reaches 4 million people in 100 cities and 45 countries globally and shows the most exceptional and intriguing press photos of the year. Learn more about the exhibition and the background of the images during one of the guided tours.
What happened before the moment the picture was taken? Which dangers did the photographer have to face? What story does the picture want to tell us? During the guided tour we’ll delve deeper into the stories behind the images, the photographers that took them and the contest in which they are awarded.
World Press Photo is the world’s biggest international press photography contest. This year 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. A total of 42 photographers from 22 countries were awarded in eight categories. In the exhibition the more than 160 winning images are shown.
The guided tours take place at the following times:
Wed 12 September 13.45-14.15 (eng)
Sun 16 September 11.00-11.30 (nl)
Thu 20 September 12.40-13.10 (nl)
Thu 27 September 12.40-13.10 (nl)
Tue 2 October 12.40-13.10 (nl)
Fri 5 October 00.00-00.30 (eng)
Please register for the time and language of your choice. The exhibition and guided tours are free. Registration is only necessary for the guided tours, not for the exhibition.
Participation in the guided tours is awarded with a USE point, autonomous visits to the exhibition are not.
On 12 September Yi Wen Hsia will give the opening lecture titled ‘Ways of Seeing’ In an ever more visual society. How can we understand the levels of meaning, the underlying story lines and the various agendas reflected in the news pictures of the day? Please find more information here. Afterwards, she will give the first guided tour.