As the World Press Photo Foundation announces the winners of its 2017 Photo Contest, we are pleased to announce that IPI World Congress participants will have an exclusive opportunity to see all the award-winning iconic photos in Hamburg at a private viewing on Friday, May 19.

The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. This year’s winning picture by Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici is a Dec. 19, 2016 image of an off-duty Turkish policeman standing over the body of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, who he had just assassinated.

Hosted by IPIWoCo Partner Gruner + Jahr, Europe’s largest printing and publishing house, the exhibition will be open to our guests at Gruner + Jahr’s Hamburg headquarters. Lars Boering, director of the World Press Photo Foundation, will introduce the exhibition and Julia Jäkel, CEO of Gruner + Jahr, will welcome IPI participants.

“Gruner + Jahr is honoured to welcome the participants of the IPI World Congress as guests on the 19th of May,” Jäkel said. “In the middle of the World Press Photo Exhibition – which we will show as a German premiere already for the 23rd year – we would like to spend an evening with stimulating conversations surrounded by the best press pictures of last year. Our wish is for you to have a good and safe journey to our beautiful city. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Check out the full 2017 IPI World Congress programme here.