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Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative commissions announced

The World Press Photo Foundation - along with its partners MIAP, the Message in a Photo foundation, and the Solutions Journalism Network - is pleased to announce the inaugural commissions by the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative to promote and produce visual journalism with a solutions focus.

January 16, 2020

Meet the jury of the 2020 Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce the 16 professionals from all around the world who will join Lekgetho Makola, chair of the 2020 Photo Contest jury, to select the winners of the 2020 Photo Contest and award the best photojournalism of 2019.

January 07, 2020

“There was a lot of thought put into why this piece should be presented as an interactive, rather than a traditional film.”

What is it like to grow up in a country that is disappearing because of climate change? This question lies at the heart of 'The Last Generation', awarded World Press Photo Interactive of the Year in the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest. Michelle Mizner, co-writer/producer of the story, takes us behind the scenes of the project.

December 19, 2019

“Upon doing research I found discrimination in women’s boxing as a whole”

Shields Strikes Back, by Terrell Groggins, won the 3rd prize in the Sports category of the 2019 World Press Photo Contest. We spoke with the photographer, who has been working with Shields for over three years, about documenting her professional boxing career and winning the award with this photograph.

December 18, 2019

Meet the jury and screening panel of the 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest

As we are receiving submissions by visual and digital storytellers from around the world, we are pleased to announce the screening panel and jury members who will judge the entries of this 10th edition of our annual Digital Storytelling Contest.

December 17, 2019

Meet the three West Africa Visual Journalism fellowship talents

We are proud to announce the three talents selected for the West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship, the World Press Photo Foundation’s new educational program in partnership with the Chocolonely Foundation: Adrien Bitibaly, Burkina Faso; Ofoe Amegavie, Ghana; and Aka Aboubakhr Thierry Kouame, Côte d'Ivoire.

December 12, 2019

“A house that bleeds can be a family, a community, a country”

In his long term project The House that Bleeds, 2019 Photo Contest winner Yael Martinez explores the lasting psychological trauma for the family left behind. We speak with him about this project and the release of his book with the same name.

December 11, 2019

“It was a really tough story to cover emotionally”

‘The Legacy of the ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy: Traumatized Children With No Access to Treatment’ was awarded World Press Photo Online Video of the Year in 2019. We catch up with Almudena Toral, the director, to talk about her experience covering the consequences of the policy, and how winning the digital storytelling contest impacted the story.

December 05, 2019

Meet the latest 6x6 talents from Europe

We are now proud to present the new talents from Europe: Máté Bartha, Hungary; Nanna Heitmann, Germany/Russia; Rafael Heygster, Germany; Carolina Rapezzi, Italy; Valentina Sinis, Italy; and Mathias Svold, Denmark.

November 12, 2019

Zoeann Murphy and Lekgetho Makola to chair 2020 Contests

We are proud to announce the jury chairs of the 10th annual Digital Storytelling Contest and the 63rd annual Photo Contest: Zoeann Murphy, visual journalist at The Washington Post, and Lekgetho Makola, head of Market Photo Workshop.

October 24, 2019

Postponing the World Press Photo exhibition in Aleppo, Syria

After taking further advice on the current situation in Syria, which is changing daily, we have concluded that it is currently not feasible to display our special exhibition in Aleppo.

October 10, 2019

PhotoQ Bookshop at World Press Photo House

PhotoQ Bookshop has reopened at the World Press Photo House in Westergas, Amsterdam, and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 12-6pm.

September 30, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participants (3/3)

Just a couple of weeks ahead of the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass (JSM), we’re introducing this year’s participants in a series of articles. Read on to discover the stories of Abdo Shanan (Algeria), Fabiola Ferrero (Venezuela), Soumya Sankar Bose (India) and Nydia Blas (USA).

September 05, 2019

Meet the latest 6x6 talents from South America

We are now proud to present the new talents from South America: Johanna Andrea Alarcón Alvarez (Ecuador), Andrés Cardona Cruz (Colombia), Felipe Jácome (Ecuador), Prin Rodriguez (Peru), Liz Tasa Palomino (Peru), and Marcos Zegers (Chile).

August 21, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participants (2/3)

Just a month before the masterclass begins, we’re featuring the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participants in a series of three articles. In the second release of the series, we discover the stories of Yoppy Pieter (Indonesia), Shahria Sharmin (Bangladesh), Christopher Gregory (Puerto Rico) and Thandiwe Msebenzi (South Africa).

August 20, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participants (1/3)

This month we’re featuring the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass participants to get to know them and their stories better. In the first article of the series, we spoke to Hannah Reyes Morales (Philippines), Sofía López Mañán (Argentina), Zied Ben Romdhane (Tunisia) and Nikita Teryoshin (Russia).

August 08, 2019

The Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative

A new program from the World Press Photo Foundation, the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative (SVJI), is helping fund visual journalists who want to make new, image-led stories that rigorously report on responses to problems.

August 06, 2019

Meet the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass masters

The World Press Photo Foundation’s best known educational program, the Joop Swart Masterclass, is returning to Amsterdam 17-21 September 2019, to bring together 12 emerging image-makers with some of the most experienced professionals in the field of visual storytelling.

July 18, 2019

The first World Press Photo exhibition in Iraq

For the first time, the World Press Photo Exhibition will be seen in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. We spoke to the exhibition’s organizer, Ahmed Najm, former World Press Photo Contest jury member and managing director of Metrography Agency, about the significance of bringing this exhibition to the country.

July 10, 2019

Celebrating the first full cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

The 6x6 Global Talent Program was launched in August 2017 to spotlight talent from around the world and present stories with diverse perspectives. With the start of the second cycle, take a look back and discover work by the 36 talents of the first cycle.

June 04, 2019

Lessons from the Women in Photography Meetup

The third edition of the Women in Photography Meetup, organised by the World Press Photo Foundation, took place during the World Press Photo Festival 2019. The Meetup gathered over 40 women to exchange thoughts and experiences, and to chart paths towards a more diverse and inclusive photojournalism community.

May 22, 2019

World Press Freedom Day

The World Press Photo Foundation connects the world to the stories that matter. Supporting freedom of expression, freedom of inquiry, and freedom of the press, is a fundamental part of this work. Find out our plans for this year's World Press Freedom Day.

May 02, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass Participants

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 26th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, the World Press Photo Foundation’s best known educational program.

April 18, 2019

Festival 2019 Highlights

From 12-13 April, the World Press Photo Festival 2019 presented a program of presentations, exhibitions, screenings, and meetups. Take a look at the highlights of this year’s edition.

April 18, 2019

2019 Contests Winners Revealed

This year, to put a spotlight on the stories that matter, we introduced three major new awards for the 2019 contests. On a par with the World Press Photo of the Year, we have also awarded the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and the World Press Photo Online Video of the Year.

April 11, 2019

New design for the flagship World Press Photo Exhibition in Amsterdam

The premiere of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 in De Nieuwe Kerk has been redesigned for greater impact this year. Learn more about what’s new in this behind-the-scenes interview with Sanne Schim van der Loeff, Exhibitions manager and curator at the World Press Photo Foundation.

April 05, 2019

Discover the World Press Photo Festival 2019 Program

Discover the World Press Photo Festival 2019 Program. From 12-13 April 2019, the World Press Photo Festival 2019 comes back to Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam with a diverse program of presentations, screenings, meetups, and panel talks, showcasing the best of visual journalism.

March 28, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass Nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the 245 nominees for the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass, from which the 12 participants will be selected.

March 11, 2019

World Press Photo Festival 2019 preliminary program announced

The World Press Photo Festival 2019 will take place on 12-13 April at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek. The festival will showcase different perspectives on the stories that matter through a varied program of presentations, screenings, and meet-ups.

March 07, 2019

World Press Photo House to open in Westerpark Amsterdam

The World Press Photo Foundation has received a substantial contribution from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for a multi-year program of cultural and educational initiatives linked to the World Press Photo House.

March 01, 2019

Meet the 2019 Contests Nominees

Discover the stories that matter, chosen by an independent jury of photography and digital storytelling professionals.

February 20, 2019

2019 World Press Photo Contests Nominees Announced 20 February

On 20 February the World Press Photo Foundation will announce the nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest and 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest.

February 06, 2019

WPPF renews its worldwide partner

The World Press Photo Foundation renews its worldwide partner.

January 16, 2019

Shahidul Alam’s 100-day detention must end

Statement by Free Press Unlimited, the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, and the World Press Photo Foundation.

February 01, 2019

Josh Begley awarded the 2018 Tim Hetherington Fellowship

The Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2018 Tim Hetherington Fellowship has been awarded to Josh Begley.

February 01, 2019

Calling for the release of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Free Shahidul Alam Today: Statement by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Free Press Unlimited, and the World Press Photo Foundation

December 12, 2018

Announcing the release of technical report on 2018 Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Foundation is releasing a technical report reviewing a range of issues related to the 2018 Photo Contest.

February 01, 2019

Announcing the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass Participants

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass.

February 01, 2019

Announcing the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass.

February 01, 2019

A statement in response to the CJR special report on sexual harassment

A statement in response to the CJR special report on sexual harassment.

December 12, 2018

A new way to announce the results of the 2018 World Press Photo contests

This year the World Press Photo Foundation will announce the results of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest and 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest in a new way.

February 01, 2019

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