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World Press Photo of the Year
General News, Singles, 1st Prize
The First Embrace
Mads Nissen
Denmark, Politiken / Panos Pictures

World Press Photo 2021

Jun. 12Aug. 9, 2021

  • Jun. 12Aug. 9, 2021
  • Closed Mondays (except when Monday falls on a holiday, in which case the museum is open and closed the following day)
  • Admission:Adults¥1,000 / College and Vocational School Students¥800 / High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65¥600

Marking the 64th anniversary this year, the 2021 World Press Photo Contest drew entries from around the world with a total of 74,470 images submitted by 4,315 photographers from 130 countries and regions. This exhibition showcases about 150 prize-winning photographs chosen through a rigorous selection process. 45 photographers from 28 countries were selected as winners in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, General News, Environment, Nature, Long-Term Projects, Spot News and Portraits. Each category (except Long-Term Projects) is divided into “Singles (a single photo)” and “Stories (containing multiple photographs)”. The World Press Photo of the Year and the World Press Photo Story of the Year are selected among the winners, who won the first, second or third prize in either of the contest categories. The jury of the 2021 Photo Contest selected a photograph by Mads Nissen (Denmark, Politiken / Panos Pictures) The First Embrace as the World Press Photo of the Year. This inspirational photograph captures the bonds and warmth of human beings fighting against COVID-19, giving great encouragement to many people.

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Spot News, Singles, 1st Prize
World Press Photo of the Year Nominee
Emancipation Memorial Debate
Evelyn Hockstein, United States

Portraits, Singles, 1st Prize,
World Press Photo of the Year Nominee
The Transition: Ignat
Oleg Ponomarev Russia

Environment, Stories, 2nd Prize
One Way to Fight Climate Change: Make Your Own Glaciers
Ciril Jazbec
Slovenia, for National Geographic

World Press Photo Story of the Year
Long-Term Projects, Stories, 1st Prize
Antonio Faccilongo
Italy, Getty Reportage

Nature, Singles, 1st Prize
Rescue of Giraffes from Flooding Island
Ami Vitale
United States, for CNN

Sport, Singles, 3rd Prize
Tour of Poland Cycling Crash
Tomasz Markowski

*The schedule is subject to change. Any further changes will be announced.

Organized by World Press Photo, The Asahi Shimbun
Co-organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Patronized by Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands, The Photographic Society of Japan, Japan Professional Photographers Society, The All-Japan Association of Photographic Societies
With the cooperation of MSF Japan