Singapore’s established photography community is enriched with the hosting of the 57th World Press Photo exhibition. The 151 winning photos of 53 photographers from 25 countries will be on show at the Raffles Hotel Arcade from 10 January through 1 February 2015 .

World Press Photo exhibition enriches the existing microcosm of photography awards, festivals and exhibitions Singapore has developed and attracted in the last decades. 24 Singaporean photographers submitted their pictures to the 57th contest. This ambition to belong to the world top, encourages cooperation with Singaporean photographers to bring World Press Photo to the closer attention of the public. In 2013 Stefen Chow (Singaporean PR) won a World Press Photo award with his portrait of Ai Wei Wei. For the 58th Contest photographer How Hwee Young is member of the Sports Jury, being the second Singaporean to be on the World Press Photo jury since the contest was established in 1955.

World Press Photo also complements the current landscape in which the fast social media with quick interactions, images, and videos take an ever increasing share. The free exhibition which is held outdoors, allows the public to easily access the exhibition and stroll along the the large impressive images, listen to the guided audio tour, and read the stories behind the images and their makers, allowing for moments of inspiration, reflection, and discussion with family, friends, teachers and peers.


10 January – 1 February 2015

Raffles Hotel Singapore
8.00 am – 11.00 pm – 7 days a week
Free admission
Free audio tour app
Free WiFi
Wheel chair accessible
Advisory: some mature content 


For secondary schools and junior colleges World Press Photo has developed a learning package called Look & Click: an introduction to photojournalism. The package provides resources for teachers introducing the subject of journalism and press photography to their students.

Look & Click is ideally used in combination with a visit to the exhibition where it offers students the opportunity to actively explore various aspects of visual communication.

  Look & Click My Album Look & Click Teachers' Guide


World Press Photo Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. The Foundation strives to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information.The activities of World Press Photo Foundation include the organization of an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creation of greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications. World Press Photo strongly believes in the power of visual journalism to inspire and shape us.Annually, photographers can submit their entries to the photo contest via the entry site, which is open from December through January each year. After two intense weeks of judging in February, the collection of winning photos are printed and prepared for their global tour that starts as of April.

In World Press Photo’s archive you can find over 10.000 winning images from the last 55 years, showcasing not only half a century of human history but also successive styles in photography and reportage.

World Press Photo Foundation is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where it was founded in1955 by Dutch photojournalists whom wanted to expose themselves to their international colleagues. Official partner facilitating the World Press Photo 2013 exhibition in Singapore is Res Publica Pte. Ltd.

Since 2008, His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands is the royal patron of the World Press Photo Foundation. Prince Constantijn is the youngest son of Princess Beatrix and a brother of King Willem-Alexander. Here you can read the closing speech that Prince Constantijn gave at the awards ceremony.


The 2014 World Press Photo Contest

The winners of the 57th World Press Photo Contest were announced on 14 February 2014. Out of 98,671 submitted pictures taken by 5,754 photographers from 132 nationalities …  winning photos were selected taken by … photographers representing 33 nationalities. The international jury of the annual World Press Photo Contest selected a picture by John Stanmeyer from USA as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. Browse the gallery to view all … winning photographs, hear the jury’s perspective on the contest and its winners, check out the cities and countries in the exhibition tour, and much more.



How to participate in the contest

Please click here to find out on how to participate in the annual World Press Photo Contest.


Amsterdam, Netherlands:
Jacob Obrechtstraat 26

Royal Patron of World Press Photo His Royal
Highness Prince Constantijn