World Press Photo launches iPad App

World Press Photo has launched an application for the iPad featuring the winning images of the 2011 contest. Michiel Munneke, managing director said, "World Press Photo is already familiar with the public of the yearbook and the worldwide traveling exhibition, so with creating an application for the iPad we intend to reach a new audience. The application is also in line with our strategy of investing in the online environment." The application was developed together with Perceptor and is available in the Apple's App Store for €3.99.

The application gives the viewer the opportunity to swipe through the winning images in high resolution and search by image location in an interactive map. The application has a variety of information besides the pictures: captions, biographies and camera information are also available. In May there will be an update with interviews of the winners.The design makes it easy to go through over 350 winning images from the 54 photographers in nine themed categories awarded in the 2011 Contest.

World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. It strives to generate wide public interest and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information. From its office in Amsterdam it organizes an annual contest, exhibitions, educational programs and a variety of publications.

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

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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