April 2017 \ World News \ NETHERLANDS
World Press Photo Exhibition

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2016 was held in New Delhi between March 22 and April 3, 2017 at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre. This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of the World Press Photo Foundation’s worldwide annual contest on photojournalism and documentary photography. It was brought to New Delhi with the financial support of The Embassy of The Netherlands, in cooperation with India International Centre and Adaan Foundation.

Besides selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in various categories, such as: Spot News, General News, People, Sports, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits and Nature. This year's exhibition contains nearly 155 photographs. The fact that hundreds of thousands of visitors around the globe will view this exhibition bears out the power of the photograph to transcend cultural and linguistic frontiers. The World Press Photo aims to increase public interest in press photography and to promote the free flow of information worldwide. World Press Photo also stimulates discussion about aspects of photojournalism through master classes, workshops, seminars and debates in different countries.