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World Press Photo of the Year, prize stories
Venezuela Crisis
Ronaldo Schemidt
May 3, 2017, Venezuela, Commissioned byAgence France Pres

World Press Photo 2018

Jun. 9Aug. 5, 2018

  • Jun. 9Aug. 5, 2018
  • Closed :Mondays (however, it will open on July 16 [Mon]) and July 17
  • Admission:Adults ¥800/College Students ¥ 600/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥400

We are delighted to present the World Press Photo 2018, featuring the award-winning photographs by the 42 photographers in 8 categories. The annual World Press Photo contest honor the excellent photojournalistic pieces which were taken throughout the previous year. Marking 61st anniversary of the contest, 4,548 photographers participated from 125 countries and regions and the total entries reached 73,044 this year. The World Press Photo Exhibition travels about 100 venues including Japan, European and Asian countries, achieving approximately 4 million visitors worldwide throughout a year.

Ronaldo Schemidt from Agence France-Presse successfully claimed the World Press Photo of the Year. Mr. Schemidt captured the tense moment that one of protesters catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Other photos include states of civilians embroiled in the battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS in Iraq, teenage girls’ portraits after surviving from kidnapping and being strapped suicide bombs by Boko Haram in Nigeria, situations of animals whose freedom is affected with protections from poachers in South Africa.

Each of them describes the reality from the photographers’ perspectives, which are hardly seen in our everyday life. In addition, as the prize-winning photos internalize powerful expression, sometimes aesthetics and sometimes seriousness will approach the audience’s hearts directly. Therefore, we hope the exhibition brings you the opportunity to explore the documentaries or the decisive moments of the photographs.

World Press Photo Official Web Site (English), click

People, first prize stories, 
Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs
Adam Ferguson
September 21, 2017, Australia, Commissioned by The New York Times

General News, first prize stories
The Battle for Mosul
Ivor Prickett
July 12, 2017, Ireland, Commissioned by The New York Times

Sports, first prize stories
Kid Jockeys
Alain Schroeder
Belgium, September 17, 2017

Nature, second prize singles
Thomas P. Peschak
April 18, 2017, Germany

Environment, first prize singles
Waiting For Freedom
Neil Aldridge
September 21, 2017, South Africa

□Organized by World Press Photo, The Asahi Shimbun
□Co-organized by Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 
□Patronized by Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands, The Photographic Society of Japan, Japan Professional Photographers Society □Sponsored by Canon Marketing Japan Inc.,Getty Images Japan, Inc.
□With the cooperation of MSF Japan