The World Press Photo Exhibition is the world’s most prestigious exhibition of international current affairs photography. 

Each year an independent international jury of 13 professional photographers, photo and media editors join together in Amsterdam to choose winners of one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions in the world. 

Along with The World Press Photo of the year, the contest consists of the following categories: Arts and Entertainment, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, General News, Nature, People in the News, Portraits, Sports and Spot news. 

Following the World Press Photo Contest, the winning images are assembled into a traveling exhibition and go on tour. In April, the exhibition is officially opened in Amsterdam and can be seen at venues around the globe until March of the next year. The tour program takes in approximately 100 cities in 45 countries and is still expanding. 

Through gripping images, stories are told from the year’s biggest and most memorable world events, this exhibition evokes the full breadth of raw emotion.

It is the only international event of this stature, not simply bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe but also reflecting trends and developments in photojournalism, and revealing how the press gives us the news”.

The exhibition is a showcase for creativity in photojournalism and a platform for developments in the profession, part of World Press Photo's aim is to encourage and stimulate the work of press photographers around the world. The show also attracts the broader public and because of the wide-ranging focus of the contest, forms an eyewitness record of world events from the previous year.

For the past five years GLOBALUS together with “Objective reality” foundation bring “World Press Photo” exhibition to Russia.

  •  2007 - The exhibition premiered at the “Peter and Paul Fortress” in St. Petersburg;
  • 2007 и 2008 - WPP was held at “Vinzavod” contemporary art center in Moscow;
  • 2009, 2010 и 2011 - the exhibition was opened at the "Red October" center with more than 26,000 visitors every year;
  • In 2011- for the first time we organised to bring World Press Photo’s to the Russian regions: in July it was held at the Samara Exhibition Center and in August at The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan in Kazan;
  • 2012 - the exhibition was installed in the "Vetoshny" exhibition center in Moscow, followed by Kazan’s "Akbars” exhibition center.

During the exhibitions a traditional master-classes, open seminars and workshops in photography, contemporary journalism and its role in contemporary society are being held. 

All of these activities are free for visitors and each year we are joined by over 2,000 participants and guests.







 Each year, over 20,000 people visit exhibition in Moscow and public interest stays strong still.  

Following the main events of the year this project attracts a vast diversity of visitors:

 In 2007;
St. Petersburg, 8 day exhibtion was visited by over 12,000 people.
Moscow, 14 day exhibtion was visited by over 17 000 people.

In 2008;
Moscow, “Vinzavod Exhibition Center”, 4 week exhibition was visited by over 23,000 people.

From 2009 to 2011;
Moscow ,"Red October Exhibtion Center "4 week exhibition was visited by over 25,000 people anually. Samara, Samara Exhibition Center , 2 week exhibition was visited by over 3000 people

Kazan, “The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan”, 2 week exhibition was visited by over 4000 people

In 2012;
Moscow, “Vetoshny Arts Center”, 4 week exhibition was visited by over 21,000 people.
Kazan, “Akbars Exhibition Center”, 2 week exhibition was visited over 4000 people 


Target audience:

  • – Professional audience (photographers, journalists, media and film industry, educational institutions, photo industry, advertising and PR companies, design bureaus)
  • – Business elite, intellectuals
  • – Creative elite, connoisseurs of art culture
  • – Socially active public
  • – Students, young people
  • – Middle to upper income level
  • – Average age: 22-55 years old

The exhibition is patronized by Ministery for culture of Russian Federation and Moscow City Department of Culture 

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Exhibition Partners (2007-2012гг):




Annually our Information Partners include:

TV RAIN, TV Cultura, Russia Today,  Moscow 24

Radio “Mayak”, Business FM, Commersant FM, Radio “Cultura”

Bolshoi gorod Magazine, Russian reporter, Element, Snob magazine, Arguments and Facts newspaper, Afisha, TimeOut, Element



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