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World Press Photo Exhibition 2018

  • Dupont Underground (map)

The powerful World Press Photo Exhibition represents the best visual journalism of the past year. It is seen by 4 million people in 100 cities across the globe. This is photojournalism at its best and most thought-provoking.

Images explore a wide range of topics including race and policing, gender identity, refugees/migration, conflicts in the Middle-East, climate change, gender reassignment, wildlife protection, desert marathons and more. 

The venue is the Dupont Underground; a massive abandoned trolley station under Dupont Circle. It houses 21 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 60 years of Photos of the Year. Partner exhibitions include the honorees of the International Women’s Media Foundation's Anja Niedringhaus Award, photographs of four African Photojournalism Database photographers, and images honoring the work of Agence France-Presse photographer Shah Marai who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.

This powerful exhibition is brought to you for a second year by the LIghtscape Foundation, which collaborates with leading think-tanks, universities, embassies, international-, media-, and civil society organizations to highlight the issues behind the images.

Visiting hours:
Daily: 10am - 6pm (doors close at 7pm)
Closed: Mondays and Thanksgiving (Nov 22)

Discounted admission $12
General admission $18

Tickets can be purchased here.

- Children under 14 enter free (however should be accompanied by an adult, given the nature of the some images).
- Audio guides with information from the photographers will be available at no charge (first-come first served)
- Visitors are welcome to come back multiple times at no extra cost (there is a lot to see).

Earlier Event: October 28
Full Circle Comedy