Next#03 book
Next#03 is now available in bookstores and through our website store. © Co de Kruijf / Hollandse Hoogte

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the third edition of the book Next#03 is now available. The book features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, around the theme of “hope”. It offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling. Next#03 will be presented for the first time tonight in London at Southbank Centre, during the opening of the World Press Photo 13 exhibition.

Next#03: “Hope”
In preparation of the 20th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, the 12 selected photographers were asked to give their interpretation of the theme of “hope” and this work, shown here for the first time, forms the refreshing and sometimes surprising collection of stories in Next#03. The third edition of the Next series contains 160 pages, more than 110 images, and a foreword written by Mariko Takeuchi. The book was designed by Teun van der Heijden of Heijdens Karwei, published in collaboration with Schilt Publishing and will be distributed by Ingram (North America) and Thames and Hudson (rest of the world). The English-language edition is also available online at

The photographers and the stories in Next#03:
Ali Ali, Palestinian Territories, ‘The Key to Happiness’
Evgenia Arbugaeva, Russia, ‘Cold Seas’
Fatemeh Behboudi, Iran, ‘Mothers of Patience’
Arnau Blanch Vilageliu, Spain, ‘Fantasmas’
Peter Dicampo, USA, ‘A Catalogue of Dead Aid’
Maika Elan, Vietnam, ‘Like My Father’
An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Belgium, ‘My First Rifle’
Diana Markosian, Russia/USA, ‘My Father, the Stranger’
Dina Oganova, Georgia, ‘In Expectation’
Javad Parsa, Iran, ‘Moments of Freedom’
Maria Turchenkova, Russia, ‘Inshallah in the Cursed Forest’
Veejay Villafranca, The Philippines, ‘Against the Dying of the Light’

The masters of the 20th Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013:
Manoocher Deghati, France/Iran, photo manager Middle East, The Associated Press
Meaghan Looram, USA, deputy editor of photography The New York Times
Celina Lunsford, Germany/USA, artistic director Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Max Pam, Australia, photographer and lecturer in Photomedia, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University
Ramon Reverté, Spain, editor in chief and creative director of RM
Donald Weber, Canada, photographer VII Photo Agency

The 20th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass started on Saturday 2 November and will end tomorrow, Friday 8 November, with an event in Amsterdam, the Next#03 Night, an evening dedicated to photography and young talent.

The Joop Swart Masterclass is supported by Ammodo Foundation, Corbion and Canon, who provides all participants with a grant.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. The activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The Academy programs strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and by creating greater visibility through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

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