October 27 – November 25, 2018

The Lightscape Foundation is honored to bring the World Press Photo exhibition back to Washington DC for its second year. The 2018 edition will include the year’s World Press Photo award winning images, as well as exhibitions by the International Women’s Media Foundation, the African Photographer’s Database and images of Agence France Presse photographer Shah Marai, who was killed while on assignment in Afghanistan earlier this year.

A series of partner-events will be hosted by some of Washington’s leading institutions to explore the important issues behind the photos.

The exhibition is an all-volunteer effort and is paid for entirely by the contributions of visitors like you. The effort is made possible by the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Dupont Underground, the DC Rotary Club, and our partner organizations that help explore the issues raised in this year’s exhibition. World Press Photo is supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.


The foundation’s sole purpose is to encourage people to learn about, discuss, and engage with global currents events. We do this by organizing the annual World Press Photo exhibition and bringing together Washington’s leading think-tanks, universities, embassies to tell the stories behind the photos. Lightscape is an all-volunteer organization created by current and former members of the Rotary Club of Washington DC. We are non-profit, non-partisan and welcome all points of view.

The World Press Photo exhibit is a labor of love and a commitment to the sharing of issues and ideas, with the goal of offering visitors a better understanding of our world, and in some cases, a call to action.  We could not be successful in that mission without the dedication and enthusiasm of our valued volunteers.  To learn more about the exhibit, click on the link below.

To volunteer, simply click here.  We need at least two volunteers per shift, so sign up with a friend and make a day of it in Dupont Circle. Volunteers are able to enjoy the exhibit and see the Dupont Underground free-of-charge.


General admission $18
Discounted admission $12
Children under 14 are free (however should be accompanied by an adult, given the nature of the some images).