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World Press Photo in the Der Aa Church


Der Aa Church
Akerkhof 2
9711 JB Groningen


The best news photos

From 20th November the World Press Photo Exhibition is on display in the Der Aa Church with an overview of the best and most impressive news photographs made during the past year. The exhibition travels around the globe to more than 90 major cities. On display are striking images of daily life, nature, sports and the arts.

Arresting images

In January World Press Photo awarded its prestigious prizes to international press photographers for the 58th time. ‘All the photographs at this exhibition are very impressive’, according to World Press Foto Groningen. ‘Some are painful to look at, but we felt that this made it even more important  to bring these images to Groningen, to make people aware of what goes on in the world.’

Alongside the World Press Photo Exhibition the prize-winning pictures of the WFPG Online Photo Competition and Photo Marathon can also be seen in the Aa Church. This is a chance for local talent and amateur photographers to see their work displayed as part of the internationally acclaimed World Press Photo Exhibition.

 World Press Photo Groningen Foundation

In 2004 a group of enterprising  students founded the World Press Photo Groningen (WPFG) Foundation, with the aim of bringing the internationally acclaimed World Press Photo Exhibition to Groningen again, after it had disappeared from the city’s cultural agenda for a time. The foundation strives at promoting an interest in international photo journalism and  global news themes and stimulating the debate about global social and cultural issues. In this way the foundation hopes to contribute to democracy and freedom of the press everywhere.

Opening hours

20 November through 13 December, daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Saturday December 12th the exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evening hours

Thursday 26 November from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday   3 December from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday 10 December from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday 12 December from 10 am. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Please note that this afternoon the exhibition is not open to the public.)

Click here for opening hours. 


While the exhibition is on display the students of World Press Foto Groningen (WPFG) are presenting two lectures.

Thursday 26 November at 8 p.m.: a lecture/quiz on photo manipulation: Mind Control
Thursday 3 December at 8 p.m. photographer Eddo Hartmann  will talk about his experiences as the first Western photographer permitted to take pictures in North Korea.


Adults € 7 / Students and 65+ € 5 / Children (aged 4 to 12) € 3

For more information please see the website Wereld Pers Foto Groningen



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