About the Academy

We help nurture the talent and passion of photojournalists who tell remarkable stories - stories that can open our eyes and inspire a greater understanding of the world around us.

World Press Photo Academy brings them into focus - we educate, enable and connect photojournalists so that they may share their stories with the world.

Joop Swart Masterclass brings new generations of photojournalists together with established leaders, and for over twenty years we’ve been holding workshops in regions where access to training is limited. World Press Photo events provide a platform for professionals to network, give talks and share their views.

Our publishing program enables us to share inspiring photojournalism with professionals and the wider public alike. The winning images from our annual photo contest are showcased in a best-selling yearbook, and a growing number of other publications share unseen stories from around the world, as told by local voices.

As visual journalism moves on, we are developing ways to offer direct incentives to photographers, such as grants initiatives designed to create new opportunities for work.

Training visual
journalists in
North Africa


Supporting local
to train
visual journalists in

the Philippines,
and Bangladesh

Training regional photojournalism trainers in order to build a mutually supportive photojournalism community

2013 Recipient

Dream of a Rain of Perfume by Olivier Jobard

Multimedia Research Project

Read Dr. David Campbell's full report and see a 5-part video series

World Press Photo video library

View a unique collection of exclusive videos produced by World Press Photo

World Press Photo workshops


World Press Photo photo books


Announcing the participants of the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass

2012 Sem Presser Lecture

'Just a Monkey? A discussion of man and nature and the nature of man' by wildlife photographer Michael 'Nick' Nichols, National Geographic magazine

Supporting local
to train


Depicting the issue of food security
Stephen Ferry wins the first annual Tim Hetherington Grant
2008-2009: Hekayat photo workshop

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14 issues of our online magazine