Group Exhibition

»World Press Photo Exhibition 2022«

The World Press Photo Contest annually honors the best photojournalists and documentary photographers. This year, 64,823 entries were submitted by 4,066 photographers from 130 countries. Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus presents the World Press Photo exhibition for the 19th time. The photographs of the nominees and winners can be seen from 20 May to 12 June at Willy-Brandt-Haus.

The annual World Press Photo Contest has been awarding the images of professional photographers since 1955. The World Press Photo Foundation is supported by its strategic partners, the Dutch Postcode Lottery and PwC. In 2022, a new regional strategy was introduced to create a geographical balance among the award-winning images. Since this year, applications have been divided into six regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America as well as Southeast Asia and Oceania. There are four format-based categories in each region: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Project, and Open Format.

In addition to the global jury, six regional juries are now also involved and so this year 31 highly qualified jury members from all over the world helped to select the winning images. In each region, a selection of the entries was first made by the regional jury. Subsequently, the global jury – consisting of the six regional jury chairmen and the global jury chairman – decided on the 24 regional winners and selected the four global winners.

This year’s winner of the “World Press Photo of the Year” is Amber Bracken from Canada. The red dresses in her picture, hung on crosses along a roadside, commemorate deceased children. They died at Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia – an institution created to “assimilate” Indigenous children. On June 19, 2021, 215 unmarked graves were discovered there.

The regional winners come from 23 different countries and present courageos stories from all parts of the world.
Further information:

Global Winners:

Kamloops Residential School
Amber Bracken, Canada, for The New York Times

Saving Forests with Fire
Matthew Abbott, Australia, for National Geographic/Panos Pictures

Amazonian Dystopia
Lalo de Almeida, Brazil, for Folha de São Paulo/Panos Pictures

Blood is a Seed
Isadora Romero, Ecuador

About Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus (FkWBH)

Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus was founded in 1996 as a non-profit association. Since the opening of Willy-Brandt-Haus, FkWBH has provided a varied free programme of events at the interface of culture and politics. In addition to the regular exhibitions, readings, discussions and film evenings are also offered to a wide audience.

About World Press Photo Foundation

The World Press Photo Foundation is a global platform connecting photojournalists, documentary photographers and worldwide audiences through trustworthy storytelling. World Press Photo was founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to an international audience. Since then, the World Press Photo Contest has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, rewarding the best in photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world. Through a successful worldwide exhibition program, the World Press Photo Foundation presents to millions of people the stories that matter.
The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. World Press Photo receives support from strategic partners, the Dutch Postcode Lottery and PwC.

Framework program

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 7 pm (Entrance from 6:30 pm)
Opening Reception
Dietmar Nietan MdB (Vorsitzender Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus)
Julia Kozakiewicz (Exhibitions Manager & Curator World Press Photo)
Peter-Matthias Gaede (Journalist) im Gespräch mit Stephanie Harke (Jurymitglied World Press Photo)
Preisträgerin vor Ort:
Charinthorn Rachurutchata

June 1/2/7/8, 2022
Several workshops for teenagers & adults, accompanying the exhibition, held in German:
Zum World Press Photo Award 2022 bieten wir wieder eine spannende Workshopreihe für Jugendliche und Erwachsene an, die sich mit den Lebensgeschichten und Schicksalen von Kindern, Jugendlichen und jungen Frauen auf der Flucht auseinandersetzen.

Several dates, see below
Guided Tours
Held in German. Admission free, no registration required.
Dates: Thursday, June 2 + 9 + 16 + 23, 2022, each 12:30 pm

With The Kind Support Of: UTOPIA – A Company Of The Ddvg-group | Strategic Partners: Dutch Postcode Lottery + PwC | Media Partner Of The Exhibition At FkWBH: PiB (Photography In Berlin)
Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V. (FkWBH)

May 20 — June 12, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 7 pm
+ Framework program: please see above

Stresemannstraße 28, 10963 Berlin
[District: Kreuzberg | Borough: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12 – 6 pm | Closing days 2022

Admission free | Barrier-free access

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