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World Press Photo 2007 in the Oude Kerk

The launch of the 2007 World Press Photo tour will take place on April 24, in the Oude Kerk (that’s Old Church to non-Dutchies), in Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam exhibition will be at that location through June 17, 2007.

The winning photographs of 2006 were chosen by an independent international jury in February 2007 in the following 10 categories:

  • Spot News
  • General News
  • People in the News
  • Sports Action
  • Sports Features
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Daily Life
  • Portraits
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Nature.

Location

Oude Kerk
Oudekerksplein 23 [Google Map]
Amsterdam
Tel 020 625 8284 [Amsterdam phone info]

The Oude Kerk is Amsterdam’s oldest monument as well as the oldest church. It stands on the site of an early 13th-century chapel that was destroyed by fire.

Rebuilt as a small stone hall church in the 14th century, over the years it expanded into a mighty Gothic Basilica, situated in the Red Light District. To gain an impression of its size, see this Google Maps Satellite image.

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.30
Sunday 13.00 – 17.30

The Oude Kerk will be closed on 30 April, on wich day Amsterdam celebrates Queen’s Day — the world’s largest street party.

Entrance is free for holders of the I Amsterdam Card and Museum Card holders. Free tours will be given during the exhibition.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955.

The organization is controlled both by an independent executive board and a supervisory board, and employs around 25 permanent staff. The Amsterdam office acts as the hub for a network of professional contacts worldwide – it is this network that makes organizing the contest, exhibitions and other activities on such a large scale possible.

Activities

First and foremost, World Press Photo is known for organizing the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Prizewinning photographs are assembled into a traveling exhibition that is visited by over two million people in some 45 countries worldwide. A yearbook presenting all prizewinning entries is published annually in six languages.

World Press Photo is also deeply concerned with stimulating developments in photojournalism and encouraging transfer of knowledge – organizing the annual Joop Swart Masterclass as well as seminars, workshops and other educational projects all over the world.

Funding

Two main strategies for financing exist: broad-scale support from main sponsors, and project sponsorship and subsidies for individual activities. World Press Photo has two corporate sponsors worldwide – Canon and TNT – and receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The mix in sources of financing helps guarantee the organization’s independence.
– Source: World Press Photo

Website

For more information about World Press Photo, visit the organization’s official website.

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This post was last updated: Apr. 19, 2007