Posted by Robert Meins on Oct 18, 2017
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it."  - Irving Penn


Members of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, are bringing together a coalition of leading local institutions to organize the Washington D.C. edition of the world’s leading press photography exhibition this November. Partnering with international,(non)governmental organizations, think-tanks, embassies, universities and civil society organizations, they have developed a unique approach, using the powerful photos to highlight the topics, people and stories behind each picture.

The Grand Opening event for the exhibit is Friday, November 3, and the exhibit runs through November 26. 


The World Press Photo exhibition has been seen by 4 million people in 100 cities throughout the world. But not in Washington DC, the global focal point for current events.

Lightscape Foundation and the Rotary Club of Washington, have brought together a coalition of organizations that are bringing the prize-winning photographs to Washington. In partnership with leading think-tanks, embassies, universities, media and civil-society organizations we will tell the stories behind the best press photography of the previous year. We are organizing a large current-events festival that honors photography, journalism, current events and the people and organizations that drive public discourse.

The exhibition will be held from November 3-26 in the Dupont Underground, an abandoned trolley station underneath the city's iconic Dupont Circle. The Inter-American Development Bank will host a partner exhibition of World Press Photo masterclass photos by photographers from Latin America and the Carribean at its Cultural Center at 1700 New York Avenue. Partner events focusing on the issues depicted in each of the photographs will be held at the headquarters of organizations throughout the city.

We hope to see you there!