World Press Photo Exhibition 2022

April 28 > June 12, 2022

Image: Yael Martínez, Open Format, North and Central America 

From April 28 to June 12 the exhibition of the World Press Photo 2022 returns to the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. The exhibition presents a national preview of the finalist photos of the international photojournalism competition which since 1955 awards the best professional photographers every year. The exhibition is conceived by the World Press Photo Foundation of Amsterdam, promoted by Roma Capitale - Department of Culture and organized by the Special Company Palaexpo in collaboration with 10b Photography.


The names of the four global winners of the 2022 edition were announced on 7 April at 12 pm through the foundation's online channels; for this 65th edition, global and regional juries made up of international experts have received the works of 64,823 photos and projects, invited by 4,066 photographers from 130 countries.

Amber Bracken is the winner of the photo of the year of the 2022 edition of the World Press Photo. The shot, titled Kamloops Residential School, shows a row of clothes hanging from wooden crosses along a road, in remembrance of indigenous children who died at Kamloops Indian Residential School, following the detection of 215 presumed unmarked graves that may belong to children who attended school in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. 

Global jury chair Rena Effendi about this image: "It is a kind of image that sears itself into your memory, it inspires a kind of sensory reaction. I could almost hear the quietness in this photograph, a quiet moment of global reckoning for the history of colonization, not only in Canada but around the world."
The winner of the World Press Photo Story of the Year award was Matthew Abbott with his story about Australians indigenous and their practices to preserve forests. Lalo de Almeida and Isadora Romero respectively won the other two novelty awards of this year, the World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award and the World Press Photo Open Format Award.

In line with the new 2022 regional strategy, the 4 global winners were selected among the 24 2022 regional winners announced on March 24 by independent regional and global juries, for each of the four categories: Singles, Stories, Long-term Projects and Open Format for six areas of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, Southeast Asia and Oceania. List of Regional Winners: Faiz Abubakr Mohamed, Sudan, Sodiq Adelakun Adekola, Nigeria, Agence France-Presse, Rijasolo, Madagascar / France, Riva Press, Rehab Eldalil, Egypt, Amanuel Sileshi, Ethiopia, Agence France-Presse, Fatima Shbair, Palestine, Getty Images, Bram Janssen, the Netherlands, The Associated Press, Senthil Kumaran, India, Kosuke Okahara, Japan, Dar Yasin, India, The Associated Press, Konstantinos Tsakalidis, Greece, for Bloomberg News, Nanna Heitmann, Russia / Germany, Magnum Photos, Guillaume Herbaut, France, Agence VU ', Jonas Bendiksen, Norway, Mary Gelman, Russia, Amber Bracken, Canada, for The New York Times, Ismail Ferdous, Bangladesh, Agence VU', Louie Palu, Canada, Yael Martínez, Mexico, Sarah Reingewirtz, United States, for Los Angeles Daily News and Southern California News Group, Vladimir Encina, Colombia, Irina Werning, Argentina, Pulitzer Center, Lalo de Almeida, Brazil, for Folha de São Paulo / Panos Pictures, Isadora Romero, Ecuador, Viviana Peretti, Italy , Anonymous, for The New York Times, Matthew Abbott, Australia, for National Geographic / Panos Pictures, Abriansyah Liberto, Indonesia, Charinthorn Rachurutchata, Thailand, Ta Mwe, Myanmar, Sacca Photo. The "World Press Photo 2022" exhibition is confirmed as the appointment that demonstrates and shows to the whole world the enormous documentary and narrative capacity of images, revealing their fundamental role as historical testimony of our time.