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World Press Photo of the Year / First Prize Singles, Spot News, Warren Richardson, Australia, Hope for a New Life, Serbia/Hungary border, August 28 2015
First Prize Singles, Sports, Christian Walgram, Austria, GEPA pictures, FIS World Championships, Beaver Creek, USA, February 8 2015
First Prize Stories, General News, Sergey Ponomarev, Russia, for The New York Times, Reporting Europe's Refugee Crisis, Skala, Lesbos, November 16 2015
Second Prize Singles, People, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia, Digging the Future, Burkina Faso, November 20 2015
Third Prize Stories, Spot News, Bulent Kilic, Turkey, Agence France-Presse, Broken Border, Sanliurfa, Turkey, June 14 2015


09.09.2016 – 16.10.2016

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Foundation, an independent platform for photo-journalism which has its headquarters in Amsterdam, organizes the World Press Photo competition. An international jury, which is changed every year judges the submitted entries that come from photographers from all over the world.

One of the central topics of this year’s edition is the ongoing conflict in Syria and its consequences. For the World Press Photo of the year the jury chose a picture by Australian photographer Warren Richardson. The photo taken last summer depicts refugees in the area of Röszke, just after the closing of the Serbian-Hungarian border. In total the jury awarded prizes across eight theme categories to 42 photographers from 21 countries. Close to 6,000 candidates had entered the competition with more than 80,000 photographs.

It is already the fifteenth time World Press Photo exhibition visits WestLicht Museum, which fittingly celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The previous edition draw attention from almost 23,000 visitors. Being popular icons of our times, the awarded single images and series form a unique retrospective of last year’s events, covering such subjects as politics, culture, sports and nature.

Extended Opening hours during the World Press Photo 16 exhibition
daily 11- 21h

Book your guided tour here!

For school classes planing a visit to the exhibition, we recommend the World Press Photo learning tools: Teachers Guide and See the Story


Till Schaap Edition, 240 pages, German language edition, 24.5 x 19 cm
€ 27,-
Available at the Museum or in our online Book Shop.