RCA brings World Press to Auckland
21 July to 20 August 2023

The Club is excited to be bringing the World Press Photo Exhibition back to Auckland in 2023 after a three-year hiatus.

Seen by millions each year, the exhibition showcases and celebrates photojournalism and documentary photography from the last year. The annual event, which is seen in over 60 cities around the world, will take place from 22nd July - 20th August at Smith and Caughey’s newly opened Level 5 Gallery Space.

Founded in 1955 the contest has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, sharing with people the stories that matter. To offer a more global and better geographic balance of perspectives, the World Press Photo Foundation launched a new regional strategy last year. The 2023 contest has six worldwide regions – Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania, with entries judged and awarded in the region in which the photographs and stories are shot, rather than the nationality of the photographer.

This year’s World Press Photo Contest already announced global winners, chosen from thousands of entrants, highlight the climate crisis, community, war’s impact on civilians, and the importance of press photography around the world. 

To find out more and buy tickets visit our World Press Photo Exhibition Auckland website.