About the Foundation

We believe in the power of visual journalism to inspire and shape us.

World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. We strive to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information. Our activities include organizing an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.

World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955. World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

World Press Photo holds the official accreditation for good practices from the Central Bureau on Fundraising (CBF). For the latest annual report and financial accounts (Dutch only) please see the CBF website.


The World Press Photo Contest archive

Over 10,000 award-winning images since 1955

World Press Photo patron

HRH Prince Constantijn

World Press Photo contact information.

Learn about our sponsors and partners

World Press Photo board

Members of the World Press Photo board.

World Press Photo staff

Jobs at World Press Photo

Listing of openings at World Press Photo.