The international jury of the 2015 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has awarded seven productions in three categories: Short Feature, Long Feature and Interactive Documentary.
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Posted on 04 March 2015
After receiving new information regarding Giovanni Troilo’s first-prize Contemporary Issues story, World Press Photo reopened its investigation yesterday. The conclusion is that the story was not in compliance with the entry rules and therefore the award must be revoked.
Posted on 02 March 2015
Giovanni Troilo was awarded first prize in Contemporary Issues Stories for his 10-image story entitled “The Dark Heart of Europe.” The award to Troilo was questioned by the Mayor of Charleroi in a letter to World Press Photo dated 25 February 2015. The Mayor claimed Troilo’s story was a “serious distortion of reality that undermines the city and its inhabitants, as well as the profession of photojournalist.”
In response to the Mayor’s letter, World Press Photo conducted an investigation into whether the photographer had contravened journalistic ethics about staging in his work, or had mislead the contest jury. This investigation required Troilo to provide all relevant facts and background information about how his story was conceived, carried out and entered into the contest.
Posted on 12 February 2015
The jury of the 58th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by Danish photographer Mads Nissen as the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. Nissen is a staff photographer for the Danish daily newspaper Politiken and is represented by Scanpix and Panos Pictures.
Posted on 12 February 2015
In an earlier version of the press release announcing the winners of the 2015 World Press Photo contest, a quotation was mistakenly attributed to jury member Pamela Chen.
Posted on 26 January 2015
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.
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.