At Canon, photography is more than just a business, it is a part of our heritage and part of our DNA. For more than 70 years now we have been striving to provide the best photographic tools in the world. We know that the World Press Photo winners rely on their equipment and these are the tools of their trade. Photographers often have to shoot in the toughest conditions and, with the help of our photographers, we will strive to provide cameras that match their requirements. Canon is proud that numerous previous prizewinners have chosen to shoot their winning images on Canon equipment.

Since the inception of the EOS range, in 1987, we have constantly developed new technology to improve the working life of photographers around the world. Over the last 23 years, we have sold over 40 million SLR cameras and 60 million lenses. Our optical heritage is a cornerstone of our entire product range from our printers to our semi-conductor manufacturing and medical imaging equipment.

Now in its 56th year, the World Press Photo Contest is universally acknowledged as the world’s premier competition for photojournalism and its accolades are coveted by photographers across the world. We feel hugely privileged to have a relationship with World Press Photo that has spanned an eventful 20 years of history. The incredible images from this year’s entrants have continued to raise the bar for photojournalism and we would like to congratulate each and every entrant for their fantastic contribution.

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