Next#03 will be available in bookstores and through our website store as of 7 November 2013. © World Press Photo

World Press Photo is happy to announce the third edition of the book Next#03, which features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, around the theme of “hope”. The book offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling. Next#03 will be available in bookstores and through our website store as of 7 November 2013.

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 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 and more than 110 images, with 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 book is also available online at as of 7 November.

The photographers and the stories in Next#03:

The 20th Joop Swart Masterclass and World Press Photo Academy
The first Joop Swart Masterclass took place in 1994 and was named for the foundation’s late chairman, who was a passionate supporter of young photographic talent. Michiel Munneke, Managing Director of World Press Photo, looks back at the track record:

“We are proud of the Joop Swart Masterclass which, for 20 years already, has been able to identify and bring together the most exciting young talent and give them a boost at a crucial stage in their professional development. The Masterclass stands at the core of the World Press Photo Academy, and the list of past participants reads like a Who’s Who of photojournalism and documentary photography today. It also reflects our commitment to the future of visual journalism through stimulating quality and facilitating transfer of knowledge and skills among its practitioners.” During the six-day meeting, to be held 2-8 November 2013 in Amsterdam, the participating photographers will have the opportunity to interact with six prominent experts, discussing technical, journalistic and ethical aspects of their work. The masters will give several presentations throughout the week on various subjects.

The masters of the 20th Joop Swart Masterclass, 2013:

  • Devika Daulet-Singh, India, director Photoink
  • Manoocher Deghati, France/Iran, photo manager Middle East, The Associated Press
  • Meaghan Looram, USA, deputy editor of photography The New York Times
  • 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

Joop Swart Masterclass set-up
Acceptance to the Masterclass is exclusively by nomination and selection. This year’s 12 participants were chosen among 174 nominee candidates from 57 countries. An independent selection committee met in Amsterdam to make the final selection of participants earlier this year.

For more information about the 2013 Joop Swart Masterclass, please visit:

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.

For further information, please contact:

The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.



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