World Press Photo launches new book Next #01

World Press Photo is proud to present the new book Next #01. This first edition of Next is a showcase of the work of the participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass. World Press Photo believes in top-quality photojournalism that can inform us, open our eyes to new perspectives and inspire understanding of the world around us. Next #01 embodies this in the fresh outlook shown by these young photographers.

Next #01 offers a glimpse of the future of photography. Twelve of the next generation of leading photojournalists and documentary photographers interpreted work on the theme Respect. The talent and passion of these photographers was brought into focus as part of the 18th Joop Swart Masterclass. The first edition of Next will be presented on the 3 November in Amsterdam.

Next #01 offers the reader a better insight of the photography by these young talents. The book consists of 160 pages with more than 135 images and will be available in English and German. The book was designed by Teun van der Heijden/Heijdens Karwei. Next #01 is published in collaboration with Schilt Publishing and will be available through Thames and Hudson, Benteli and the World Press Photo store.

Participants and their photo essays:
·  Eunice Adorno, Mexico, There Is No Such Place
·  Antonio Bolfo, USA, Survival in Cité Soleil
·  Kitra Cahana, Canada, Nomadia: Young American Nomads
·  Alinka Echeverria, Mexico/UK, Becoming South Sudan
·  Alessandro Imbriaco, Italy, Angela’s Garden
·  Kuba Kaminski, Poland, The Whisperers
·  Sebastian Liste, Spain, On This Side of the Mountain
·  Leo Maguire, UK, Dark Strangers
·  Ivor Prickett, Ireland, Free Libya
·  Mohammed Salem, Palestinian Territories, In Honor of Death
·  Dimitri Stefanov, Bulgaria, Collapse
·  Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Sweden/UK, The National Womb

The Joop Swart Masterclass offers a focused, intimate and reflective learning experience to young photographers, aiming to foster their intellectual, artistic and professional growth. Twelve participants meet with six experts for a week in Amsterdam in November, to discuss technical, journalistic and ethical aspects of their work. The dialogues the young photographers engage in, and the contacts they make, help sustain their future professional development.

Since 1994, the Joop Swart Masterclass has brought together some of the finest young photographers from around the world and leading professionals in the fields of documentary photography and photojournalism. The masterclass holds a prime position among the seminars, debates and other educational programs regularly organized by World Press Photo Academy. It is named after the foundation’s late chairman, who was a passionate supporter of young photographic talent.

Joop Swart Masterclass masters:
·  Christopher Anderson, Canada, photographer Magnum
·  Jodi Bieber, South Africa, photographer Institute
·  Tony Chambers, UK, editor in chief Wallpaper* magazine
·  Dewi Lewis, UK, Founder and publisher Dewi Lewis Publishing
·  Mariko Takeuchi, Japan, independent curator and photography critic
·  Francesco Zizola, Italy, photographer Noor
 
The masters will give several presentations throughout the week on various subjects. A lecture by Tony Chambers and interviews with all the participants will be available in the video library.

The Joop Swart Masterclass is supported by Delta Lloyd Group, CSM and Canon, all participating photographers providing a scholarship. World Press Photo receives support from the National 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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