World Press Photo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh city for the first time

The World Press Photo Special Exhibition ‘Best of Three 2018-2020' showcases the best award-winning photography from the annual World Press Photo contests in the last three years, and is on display in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time.

Opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in HCMC
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In the evening of 7th April 2021, this exhibition was officially opened by Dr. Carel Richter, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City and representatives of local authorities. The prestigious exhibition celebrates the good relationship between Ho Chi Minh City and the Netherlands.

World Press Photo exhibition in HCM city in 2021
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Each year, the prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition touring to around 100 cities in about 45 countries over the course of the year and visited by more than 4 million people worldwide. This time, the World Press Photo special exhibition ‘Best of Three 2018-2020' is open to public from 7th – 16th April 2021 at Le Van Tam Park, Hai Ba Trung street, District 1. This exhibition presents 158 World Press Photo winning images from 2018 to 2020. They are immersive and inspiring stories focusing on topics like human rights, climate change and politics. This pretigious exhibition is brought to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with support of the People’s Committee of the City.

'I am proud to host the World Press Photo exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City with full support from the local government leadership. It underlines the good spirit and cooperation between the Netherlands and HCMC. These World Press Photo pictures facilitate discussion about important topics such as human rights and climate change,' said Consul General Carel Richter.

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The mission of World Press Photo is to connect the world to the stories that matter, at the same time, embraces accuracy, transparency and diversity. From the Netherlands, World Press Photo foundation's representative jointly celebrated the opening ceremony.

'We are very excited to show this 'Best of Three' Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City. The purpose of the World Press Photo exhibitions is to make people stop, feel, think and act and engage with a worldwide audience. We hope all visitors enjoy all these visual stories: the stories that matter,' Ms. Suzan van den Berg, Exhibitions Coordinator for World Press Photo shared.