The annual World Press Photo exhibition will have a corona edition from 1 June. A taste from Amsterdam.
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam will reopen with the new exhibition World Press Photo Exhibition 2020. The construction is in full swing. The design has been modified to meet an extensive list of corona measures to ensure visitors have a peaceful, safe 1-on-1 experience with the winning photos. For example, visitors can keep a distance of one and a half meters from each other by means of a special one-way walking route, marked viewing areas and a ‘passing street’. To minimize contact with employees and to properly regulate the visit, tickets are only available online in timeslots. The audio tour is available this year via a special app and there will be various columns with disinfectants.
150 World Press photos
Until Sunday 29 November, the 150-meter exhibition will feature more than 150 award-winning images from the international press photography competition.
The World Press Photo of the Year is Straight Voice by the Japanese photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba. You can see his photo above this article. The photo shows a young man, illuminated by mobile phones, reciting protest poems in Khartoum (Sudan). Surrounding protesters are declaring slogans calling for civilian government to be blacked out in the Sudanese capital on June 19, 2019.
The first World Press Photo exhibition took place 65 years ago. Here you can see the images of the exhibition, as it has been built up recently.