Every year since 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation has honored the best international press photographs of the respective previous year with the World Press Photo Award. The themes of the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind range from political disputes and environmental problems to sports reports and moments from everyday life. The award-winning photographs are shown in a traveling exhibition that is seen by more than a million visitors in more than 80 cities around the world. GEO and STERN magazines have presented the exhibition in Hamburg for more than 25 years - this year, the award-winning images will be on display at the Altona Museum for the first time. This year's winning photo, "Kamloops Residential School," focuses on a horror find that revealed one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history in 2021: The graves of more than 200 children from Indigenous communities in Canada found on the grounds of a government residential school. Photographer Amber Bracken's work is a reminder of the bitter fate of many children from Indigenous communities who were torn from their families, stripped of their culture, and often abused and killed. At least 4100 children died in boarding schools like the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
Organizers: Altonaer Museum, GEO, Stern
With the kind support of: Hamburg City Authority for Culture and Media, Zeiss, Sparda-Bank, Engagement Global, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Strategic Partners: Nationale Postcode Loterij, PWC
The Altona Museum is open
Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
World Press Photo 2022 | shmh.de