From 17 July to 8 August 2021, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 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.
In collaboration with Fotovakschool Rotterdam we offer a guided tour every workday. The tour starts at 11:30 am and at 15:30 will take 30 minutes. Reservations in advance are required.
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.