Staying in Rome or Milan and looking for a unique experience? Visit the international “World Press Photo exhibition”. The event will be taking place from the 9th of May to 6th of June in Milan and from the 14th of May to 6th of June in Rome. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. objective of the organization is to support professional press photography on a wide international scale, to stimulate developments in photojournalism, encourage the transfer of knowledge, help develop high professional standards in photojournalism and promote a free and unrestricted exchange of information.

Since 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is awarding the most striking and representative images that illustrate the events of our times in the press. The winners of the contest are exhibited this year in 100 cities in 45 countries and is still expanding and developing. In addition to selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in the following categories: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment and Nature. Experience the best moments captured by camera.

What is the definition of the bets in this competition? Judging takes place at the beginning of February each year. The contest jury comprises 19 picture editors, photographers and representatives of press agencies from different parts of the world, with widely divergent backgrounds. The most famous names include: Adam Pretty, Australia (photographer Getty Images), David Griffin, USA, (director of photography National Geographic magazine), Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Sweden/Turkey (vice president pictures Reuters), Bill Frakes, USA (photographer Sports Illustrated) and many others.

The event has long traditions and history. This year it’s the contest’s 53rd occurrence. Don’t miss it! Prize-winning photographers are invited to receive their awards at the annual Awards Days in Amsterdam at the end of April. Later on the winning photos are exhibited all over the world. Discover this fabulous event in Italy! Take part in the history of photography.