The World Press Photo Exhibition represents the year's best visual journalism and is seen by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. Last year Lightscape brought the Exhibition to Washington DC, home of the people and institutions that drive thinking and decision-making on the issues behind the photographs. We working with leading think-tanks, universities, embassies, international-, media- and civil society organizations to tell the stories behind the photos.
The images cover a broad range of topics and explore refugees/migration, conflicts in the Middle-East, climate change, race and policing and gender identity, but also marathons in the desert, bullfighting and rugby. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.
The venue is the Dupont Underground, an abandoned trolley station beneath Dupont Circle. This massive space will house 22 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 61 years of Photos of the Year. There will be side-exhibitions by the International Women's Media Foundation and we will honor photojournalist who lost his life in collaboration with AFP.
The goal is simple: to use photojournalism to humanize complex issues, to bring people together to discuss and to learn, to support informed debate about the issues facing our communities, countries and the world around us.
Dates: 27 Oct - 25 Nov (closed on Thanksgiving)
Times: 11:00AM - 18:00 doors close (19:00 )
Venue: Dupont Underground (19 Dupont Circle, entrance on 19th Street)
General admission is $15, discounted tickets $10, children under 14 are free (but should be companied by an adult, given the adult nature of the some images).
Visitors are free to come back multiple times. Simply leave your name with our volunteers at the entrance.
We hope to see you at the Underground!
This project has been organized by a groupd of dedicated volunteers and proceeds go to pay for the exhibition, venue, photographers and events
If you wish to support making the exhibtion an annual event, please consider making a donation. Even a small amount goes a long way!