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From 16 January to 7 February 2021, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 can be visited at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. The exhibition displays the winners of the annual photo competition, which means the best photos in visual journalism of 2020.

Some of the images from the World Press Photo competition have become iconic: the naked girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam; the Buddhist monk setting himself on fire; the lonely demonstrator facing down a row of tanks on Tiananmen Square. Other photographs have established trends and set the standard for styles of press photography.





Talks & Events

Program lectures and events World Press Photo Rotterdam

On Saturday evening February 8th, 2020, like in previous editions, the Rotterdam Photo Talks will be held. This year, Rotterdam Photo partners up with the spectacular location Nederlands Fotomuseum. TRANSITIONS as its theme, Rotterdam Photo Talks is an evening for photo enthusiasts and professionals, looking for perspectives that shed a new light on our contemporary image society. The program will investigate various aspects of visual culture and the role of photography in it, through keynotes, Q&A’s and presentations moderated by the museum’s curator Frits Giersberg.

Date: 8 februari 2020

Location: Nederlands Foto Museum

Ticketsale: Online and at the door. 10,- Students 7,50


Walk in: 19.30

Start program 20.00

Moderator: Frits Gierstberg

20.00 Charlie Koolhaas 

20.20 Darren Smith 

20.30 Perrine Phelomeen 

20.40 Otto Snoek 


21.30 NWO Suzette 

21.50 Ann Inger Johansson 

22.00 Luuk Smits 

22.10 Ilvy  Njiokiktjien

22.30 End of program


Guided tours

In collaboration with Fotovakschool Rotterdam we offer a guided tour every workday. The tour starts at 11:00 pm and will take 30 minutes.  

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World Press Photo also offers an education package for primary and secondary schools called 'See the story'.

This package can be used for various school subjects such as social studies, history and creative classes. The package forms an ideal combination with a visit to the World Press Photo exhibition in Rotterdam and can be used to introduce pupils and students to the subject of journalism and press photography. It offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of visual communication.

The educational package covers a number of questions relating to the function of the press and the profession of a press photographer and photojournalist, including: "Why do we hear more about certain events, but less about others? And how are press photos taken? Who decides which photos are published? And what makes press freedom so important?”

We offer the following educational resources:

  • Teachers' manual 'See the story'. An educational module compiled by World Press Photo;
  • Workbooks for the students.

For more information, please contact projectc coordinator Marcel Kollen via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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