»World Press Photo 20«
The jury of the photo competition 2020 chose Yasuyoshi Chiba‘s photo “Straight Voice” as World Press Photo of the Year. The winning picture shows a young man, lit by cell phones, reciting protest poems as protesters chant slogans for a civilian government during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 19, 2019.
“Especially in the time in which we live, in which there is a lot of violence and many conflicts, it is important that we have an image that inspires people. We see this young person who does not shoot, who does not throw a stone but recites a poem. It’s recognition, but also a feeling of hope. ”
Lekgetho Makola, chairman of the jury for the 2020 photo competition
The annual WORLD PRESS PHOTO Award is the world’s largest and most prestigious press photography competition. The mission of the World Press Photo Foundation has been “maintaining high professional standards in photojournalism and advocating a free and unrestricted exchange of information” since 1955.
A total of more than 4,282 photographers from 125 countries took part in the competition with over 73,996 photos. All photos awarded on 16 April 2020 in Amsterdam will be shown in an exhibition. The Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus presents the World Press Photo exhibition for the 17th time in the Willy-Brandt-Haus.
July 10/17/24/31 + Aug 7, 2020
Held in German. Limited to 15 participants. Participation is free.
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Registration & further details (in German)
WORLD PRESS PHOTO is supported worldwide by the NETHERLANDS POSTLEITZAHL-LOTTERIE, AEGON and pwc. In Berlin with the kind support of the Sparkassen-Kulturfonds of the German Sparkassen- und Giroverband, the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with financial support from the BMZ.
Media partner: PiB – Photography in Berlin
Visits to the exhibition currently require a time-slot ticket, which can be booked online at www.fkwbh.eventbrite.com.
It is obligatory to wear a mouth and nose cover. Please keep your distance and observe the general hygiene rules.
July 4 — Aug 16, 2020
Stresemannstraße 28, 10963 Berlin
[District: Kreuzberg | Borough: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]
Special (temporary) opening hours: Sat & Sun 10 am – 8 pm
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12 – 6 pm, last entry at 5.30 pm
Admission free | Photo ID required.
Book your time-slot ticket online.