World Press Photo is pleased to announce that Oswald Schwirtz (NL) has been appointed as the new chairman of its Supervisory Board. He succeeds Pieter Broertjes who had served as the board’s chairman since 2007.
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Posted on 11 December 2014
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the French photographer William Daniels has been awarded the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant. Daniels, represented by the London-based agency Panos Pictures, was selected for his work on the Central African Republic, a project entitled ‘Roots of Africa’s Unholy War’.
Posted on 01 December 2014
World Press Photo invites all professional photojournalists and other visual storytellers worldwide to participate in the 58th annual photo contest and the 5th annual multimedia contest. The final deadline for submissions for both contests is 14 January 2015.
Posted on 24 November 2014
What is current practice, and what are the accepted standards internationally, when it comes to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism? Earlier this year, the World Press Photo Academy commissioned Dr. David Campbell to conduct research on “The Integrity of the Image”, and to assess contemporary industry standards worldwide. The report of his findings is now available.
Posted on 10 November 2014
World Press Photo is pleased to announce that Lars Boering (45) has been appointed its new managing director as of January 2015.
Posted on 29 October 2014
World Press Photo is pleased to announce that Marianne Lévy-Leblond, head of web productions and transmedia projects at Arte France, will chair the 2015 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. The contest will open for entries on 1 December 2014.
Posted on 20 October 2014
World Press Photo is honored to welcome Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times, as chair of the 2015 Photo Contest jury.
Posted on 13 October 2014
World Press Photo is pleased to announce the fourth edition of its Next book series. The book features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, a leading program for recognizing and showcasing emerging talent in visual reporting worldwide. Next#04 will be available in bookstores and on the World Press Photo website as of 14 November 2014.
Posted on 07 October 2014
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are delighted to invite all photojournalists, documentary photographers and multimedia producers around the world to apply for the fourth annual Tim Hetherington Grant.
Posted on 30 June 2014
World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the debut location of its 2014 exhibition tour, at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, attracted more than 75.000 visitors, a record number for the location. The season continues with stops in many new locations.
Posted on 16 June 2014