The Best of Czech Press Photo

The Best of Czech Press Photo

18 December 2018 - 28 February 2019

In 2019, the Czech Press Photo is celebrating its quarter-century, and the first event celebrating this anniversary is the Best of Czech Press Photo exhibition. The idea behind the exhibition is to complement Photograph of the Year with the most significant events of the particular year. The exhibition looks back on the past two decades through the lenses of our leading photographers, telling unique stories.


Every year sees an avalanche of responses to our chosen image evaluating its quality and the importance of the event. It is not usually for a few years that we can truly and objectively determine whether the particular event really did have the impact our panel gave it. We find ourselves in an age when photographs have great power, if not greater than ever before, mainly thanks to the internet and the influence of social media. At the same time, photojournalism finds itself in crisis as a result of many external factors. The Czech Press Photo contest’s role is to operate as a notional photo bank of modern history, to remain preserved through photography. Through exhibitions, these events are regularly presented to the general public.

The exhibition will be open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm within Prague’s Karolinum.


Exhibition: The Best of Czech Press Photo
Duration: 18. prosinec 2018 - 27. únor 2019
Place: Karolinum