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The World Press Photo Foundation is looking for an executive director

The World Press Photo Foundation is looking for an executive director to lead the organization forward in its new phase. The executive director will have overall strategic, managerial and operational responsibility for our staff, programs and execution of our mission.

August 28, 2020

6x6 talents from North and Central America announced

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the results of the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program in North and Central America. Selected from 74 nominees from 10 different countries, the six visual storytellers are: Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Canada; Dieu Nalio Chery, Haiti; Gabriela Téllez, Costa Rica; Lisette Poole, Cuba/United States; Luis Antonio Rojas, Mexico; Rosem Morton, United States/The Philippines.

August 18, 2020

Just announced: 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass participants

We’re pleased to announce the selected participants for the 27th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, the World Press Photo Foundation’s prestigious education program. For the first time, due to the current global health crisis, the masterclass will be held online, and 24 participants and eight masters have been selected to make the program more inclusive.

June 30, 2020

The World Press Photo Foundation enters new phase

Amsterdam, 11 June 2020 – Today, the World Press Photo Foundation announces that Managing Director Lars Boering will be leaving the organization and a new International Advisory Board will be established.

June 11, 2020

6x6 Global Talent Program: Africa talents announced

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the results of the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program in Africa: Amilton Neves Cuna, Mozambique; Esther Ruth Mbabazi, Uganda; Etinosa Yvonne, Nigeria; M'hammed Kilito, Morocco; Seif Kousmate, Morocco; and Zinyange Auntony, Zimbabwe.

June 11, 2020

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 opens 1 June at De Nieuwe Kerk with special measures

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2020, showcasing the stories that matter with photography from the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest and winning productions from the 10th annual Digital Storytelling Contest, will open at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam from 1 June to 29 November 2020.

May 19, 2020

2020 World Press Photo Contests Winners Announced

The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest and the 10th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest on its online channels on 16 April 2020.

April 16, 2020

World Press Photo Foundation cancels the Awards Show and Festival because of COVID-19

We have decided, after intense deliberations, that the global situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, requires us to cancel the World Press Photo Awards Show 2020 and the World Press Photo Festival 2020, due to be held in Amsterdam on 16-18 April.

March 11, 2020

New exhibition at the World Press Photo House: "Be Water!" The Strategy of Resistance in the Hong Kong Protests

2019 was a year of protest across the world, with people using their power to challenge governments. In this new exhibition, discover work by photographers and artists who take the strategy and tactics of the demonstrators in Hong Kong as their starting point, giving the visitor insight into what is going on under the surface of the daily news stream.

March 12, 2020

2020 Contests nominees announced

We are pleased to introduce the nominees for the 63rd edition of the World Press Photo Contest, and the 10th edition of the Digital Storytelling Contest.

February 26, 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

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

We are pleased to introduce the screening panel and jury members who will examine the short documentary film and interactive productions submitted to this 10th edition of our annual Digital Storytelling Contest.

December 17, 2019

World Press Photo Foundation announces new global publishing partner

Lannoo Publishers and the World Press Photo Foundation are proud to announce their three year partnership. As of spring 2020, Lannoo Publishers will be the new global publishing partner of the renowned World Press Photo yearbook, featuring the most striking images and compelling stories awarded in the annual photo contest.

December 06, 2019

Meet the 6x6 talents from Europe

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the results of the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program in Europe. Selected from over 100 nominations, the six visual storytellers are: Máté Bartha, Hungary; Nanna Heitmann, Germany/Russia; Rafael Heygster, Germany; Carolina Rapezzi, Italy; Valentina Sinis, Italy; Mathias Svold, Denmark.

November 12, 2019

Zoeann Murphy and Lekgetho Makola to chair the 2020 World Press Photo Contests

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce that Zoeann Murphy, visual journalist at The Washington Post, will chair the 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury, and that Lekgetho Makola, head of Market Photo Workshop, will chair the 2020 Photo Contest Jury.

October 24, 2019

Discover the 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass projects

This edition’s program featured master lectures; editing sessions; guest lectures by Henk Wildschut, visual storyteller, and Marina Paulenka, Unseen Platform’s artistic director; a guided tour to the international photography fair Unseen Amsterdam by Darius Himes, Christie's International Head of Photographs; and a visit to the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam.

October 02, 2019

UNICEF and World Press Photo Foundation launches joint exhibition

The curated exhibition will be displayed at UNICEF headquarters in New York from 10 September to 30 November 2019 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

September 13, 2019

Announcing the selected 6x6 talents from South America

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the results of the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program in South America.

August 21, 2019

Introducing 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass masters

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the masters selected for the 26th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, taking place 17-21 September 2019.

July 18, 2019

Announcing the selected 6x6 talents from Southeast Asia and Oceania

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to launch the second cycle of the 6x6 Global Talent Program, with the first edition in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

June 06, 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 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass will be held 17-21 September 2019 at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam.

April 18, 2019

Presenting the 2019 World Press Photo Contests Winners

The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest and the 9th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest, at its annual Awards Show in Amsterdam, on 11 April.

April 11, 2019

World Press Photo Festival 2019 Program Announced

Aida Muluneh, Tina Rosenberg, Kathy Moran, MFON, and more confirmed as speakers. 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 29, 2019

Announcing the 2019 World Press Photo Contests Nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to introduce the nominees for the 62nd annual Photo Contest and the 9th Digital Storytelling Contest.

February 20, 2019

Announcing the six selected talents from the Asia 6x6 Global Talent Program

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the six selected talents from Asia in the sixth edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program.

February 13, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to present the members of the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury and Screening Panel. Posted 24 January 2019.

January 24, 2019

Announcing the results of the North and Central America edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

Announcing the results of the North and Central America edition of the 6x6 Global Talent ProgramThe World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the six selected talents from North and Central America in the fifth edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program. Posted 17 December 2018.

January 23, 2019

Meet the 2019 World Press Photo Contest Jury

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to introduce the members of the 2019 Photo Contest juries. Posted 6 December 2018.

January 23, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest and Photo Contest Jury Chairs

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce that Zahra Rasool, Head of Contrast—Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio, will be chair of the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest Jury and that Whitney C. Johnson, Vice President, Visuals and Immersive Experiences, at National Geographic, will chair the 2019 Photo Contest Jury. Posted 22 November 2018.

January 23, 2019

New major awards for 2019 contests

The World Press Photo Foundation is introducing three major new awards for the 2019 contests. These new awards will be on a par with the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and will put the spotlight on the stories that matter. Posted 23 October 2018.

January 24, 2019

Announcing the results of the African edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the six selected talents from Africa in the fourth edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program. Posted 28 September 2018.

January 24, 2019

Announcing the six selected talents from Europe in the third edition of the 6x6 Program

Now halfway through its first cycle, with three of the six global regions’ talents announced, the 6x6 Program will present work by the six European talents at LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hannover, Germany from 20 - 24 June. This first exhibition of the 6x6 Program will showcase a selection from the portfolios of each of the 18 selected talents announced so far. This is part of a continued effort to support and develop opportunities for the 6x6 talents. Posted 18 June 2018.

January 24, 2019

World Press Photo presents retrospective exhibition at Caen Mémorial

World Press Photo Foundation and the Caen Mémorial will host a unique exhibition to mark the occasion of Caen Mémorial’s 30th anniversary. For the first time, the World Press Photo of the Year winners from the last 30 years are being presented together in one exhibition. Posted 28 May 2018.

January 24, 2019

Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt wins World Press Photo of the Year Award

The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of its renowned contests, the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest and the 8th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest, at its annual Awards Show in Amsterdam. Posted 12 April 2018.

January 24, 2019

Announcing the results of the South American edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to reveal the six selected talents from South America in the second edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program. Posted 9 March 2018.

January 24, 2019

Announcing 2018 awards nominees

The World Press Photo Foundation announces the results of its renowned contests, the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest and the 8th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. Posted 14 February 2018.

January 23, 2019

Call for entries: 2018 World Press Photo annual contests now open

The World Press Photo Foundation invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in its two renowned and free to enter contests: the 61st Photo Contest and the 8th Digital Storytelling Contest.

February 05, 2019

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