World Press Photo Groningen (WPFG)  exhibits the world-renowned World Press Photo exhibition in Groningen since 2004; an exhibition that stands for democracy and freedom of the press for everyone. In addition to the exhibition, WPFG focuses on talent development for (aspiring) photographers and people with artistic ambitions in the cultural field. That's why we offer photo workshops and volunteer positions with responsibility, training and wide-ranging work experience.

WPFG also aims to increase attention to international press photography, thereby stimulating debate on current global social and cultural issues. To this end, WPFG offers a stage for the exhibition of photographs, a wide range of programs and an education program.

 "We are a young team dedicated to art with a mission. Our foundation builds on the ideals of World Press Photo (WPPh). As a platform for visual journalism, WPPh promotes democracy and freedom of the press for everyone. In Groningen try to get a close connextion, through our own program to build the exhibition. WPPh has a journalistic global mission, a local mission for talent development. We try to help everyone involved in this wonderful event, work experience for our volunteers, brand awareness for our photographers and stories to reflect on our audience. "


  • General Director: Andrea Hooymans (right)
  • Financial Director: Fred Dijkstra (middle)

TEAM 2017

  • PR employee: Emil Borgesius
  • Publicity officer: Jantine Verver
  • Educational employee: Rosanna Stek
  • Educational assistant: Amber Barelds
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Marlie Wabeke
  • Floor Manager: Amber Barelds


This year we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist in organizing the exhibition. The exhibition runs from 17 November to 10 December 2017. Will you strengthen our team? We are still looking for volunteers for production, education, promotion and hospitality for the upcoming edition. Check our vacancy page for details. Deadline for signing up is extended until October 11th so be on time!