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“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart
and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.
It is, in a word, effective.”
— Irving Penn

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The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year's best visual journalism. Every year 4 million people visit the exhibition in 100 cities across the globe. The Washington DC edition is organized in collaboration with leading think-tanks, universities, embassies, international-, media- and civil society organizations. The goal is simple, to tell the stories behind the photos and to encourage deeper undestanding and debate of current events in the community, the country and abroad.

The exhibitions covers a broad range of issues from immigration and conflict to wildlife and and gender identity. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.

The exhibition is held at the Dupont Underground, an abandoned trolley station beneath DC's iconic Dupont Circle. This massive space houses 20 projectors casting 13' images of the year's most important stories, a wall of large prints of WPP prize-winning photographs and a retrospective of 62 years of Photos of the Year.

We hope to see you at the Underground!
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Dates: Nov 2019
Times: 11:00AM - 7:00PM (doors close 6:00PM)
Venue: Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle, entrance on 19th Street)

  • General admission $15, discounted admission $10 (students, educators, active duty military, persons with disabilities, seniors 65+)
  • Children under 14 are free (but should be companied by an adult, given the adult themes)
  • Visitors are free to come back multiple times by leaving their name with our volunteers at the entrance


This project is organized by dedicated volunteers and all proceeds go to the exhibition, venue, photographers and events
To support making the exhibtion an annual event, please consider donating. Even a small amount goes a long way! Help spread the word by following/liking/posting on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

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