World Press Photo Singapore

06 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
The Concourse,
Level 1 and Glass Atrium, Level 2
10am - 7pm
Free Admission

Capturing imagination. Changing lives. The World Press Photo exhibition, hailed as the "Oscars" of photojournalism, returns to Singapore at the National Museum from 6 - 28 October 2018. Presented by The Straits Times, this exhibition showcases prize-winning photographs that captured the most powerful, poignant and sometimes provocative news images from around the world. The 2018 global contest drew more than 73,000 submissions from 4,548 photographers across 128 countries. Of these, the jury awarded prizes to 42 photographers from 22 countries, including Serbia, Colombia and Venezuela.

Visit www.worldpressphoto.org for more information on the exhibition.

Banner Image: Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune. John Thompson is embraced in St Anthony Village, Minnesota, USA, after speaking out at a memorial rally for his close friend Philando Castile, two days after police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the shooting of Castile.

Thumbnail Image: Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt, Agence France-Presse. José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela.


6 Oct, Sat | 11am - 12.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Covering North Korea by Maye-E Wong

Wong Maye-E, lead North Korea photographer for the Associated Press, is responsible for taking and sharing images that document both news events and everyday life in a country that few people have the opportunity to see for themselves. With an eye for finding universal themes in unconventional places, Wong joins us to discuss her work and insights gathered from her many trips, which have given her a unique perspective on the people and culture found in the hidden corners of North Korea.


13 Oct, Sat | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Capturing Firsts: Coverage of the Trump - Kim Summit by Kevin Lim

It could well be titled “Capturing the Unknown” as well. For days leading up to the inaugural meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there was radio silence. Not a word heard, no confirmation on whether I was allowed access, and absolutely no idea what would play out at the Capella Singapore. With mind already filled with anxiety and struggling with a lack of tangible information prior to the summit, Kevin looks back at his approach to the coverage.


19 Oct, Fri | 7pm - 8.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Bearing Witness: Perspectives on the process and purpose of covering conflict and refugee crisis

Panel Discussion with Patrick Brown and Masfiqur Sohan. Moderator: Neo Xiao Bin


20 Oct, Sat | 11am, 1pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

1. The Rohingya Crisis: Documenting the recent mass exodus by Patrick Brown
2. Photojournalism today: A global perspective as a local photojournalist by Masfiqur Sohan


27 Oct, Sat | 10.30am - 12.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Multimedia story-telling by Mark Cheong and Nature Photography by Lim Yaohui

Mark Cheong will share stories of the wide-ranging assignments he has covered in the past year, both locally and overseas. This includes the aftermath of the Lombok earthquake in August. He will also talk about operating as a multimedia photojournalist and how the newsroom has moved to visual storytelling.
Lim Yaohui will speak on nature photography and talk about the nature-related projects he's been involved in this year like tracking the hatching of the critically endangered hawksbill turtle and going undercover to chase a story on the illegal wildlife trade in South-east Asia. Yaohui will share the session with Mark Cheong.




Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!