A nominating committee of 121 professional photojournalists and documentary photographers from all over the world have nominated 142 young photographers to be considered for the 2014 Joop Swart Masterclass.
Posted on 18 February 2014
The public response to this year’s World Press Photo of the Year has been overwhelmingly positive and we are proud to support this work of photojournalism...
Posted on 05 February 2014
World Press Photo is pleased to announce it has had its annual contribution of 500,000 euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) renewed.
Posted on 31 January 2014
The third year of Pedro Meyer Foundation's Diploma on Visual Storytelling and New Media kicked off last week with a record number of 72 students. Over the next seven months, these students will experiment with new methods of storytelling guided by eight tutors.
Posted on 09 December 2013
Newly appointed as photo contest secretary for the next five years, David Campbell reflects on his role in the upcoming contests.
Posted on 03 December 2013
Jury chair Gary Knight offers photographers a few tips to keep in mind when preparing to enter this year's photo contest.
Posted on 25 November 2013
In 2011, the Pedro Meyer Foundation (Fundación Pedro Meyer) joined forces with World Press Photo to offer a Diploma on Visual Storytelling and New Media with the aim to improve the production and distribution skills of visual journalists in Mexico and the wider region. Since the start of the partnership, 60 students have completed the diploma course.
Posted on 21 October 2013
Ten promising North African visual journalists have been selected to take part in the Reporting Change Multimedia Course, which aims to strengthen the multimedia storytelling skills of professionals working in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Posted on 17 September 2013
A committee has selected 10 photographers from the Reporting Change Storytelling workshops to receive a € 2000 grant in order to produce a story from the North African region.
Posted on 14 May 2013
The photograph by Paul Hansen, which has been selected as World Press Photo of the Year 2012 by the contest jury, has been subject to heated discussion about the level of enhancement of the image file.
Posted on 14 May 2013
Following recent discussion and speculation in the media about the photograph by Paul Hansen, selected as World Press Photo of the Year 2012 by the contest jury, World Press Photo has submitted the image files for a forensic analysis. The purpose of the investigation into the authenticity and editing history of the picture is to curtail any further speculation about the integrity of the image and to establish that it is not a composite.