Our aim is to inspire understanding through quality photojournalism. We believe in the power of visual storytelling to inform and to shape us.

The World Press Photo foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. We aim to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, as well as to promote the free exchange of information.

We are an independent non-profit organization with our 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 (in Dutch only) please see the CBF website.