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Welcome to our Press Center. Our most recent press releases are listed below in descending chronological order. Click the red arrow in the Downloads box on the right to view our press kits that are available for the media. Under Highlights are a selection of featured videos, which can be embedded on your website.

JURY CHAIR 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST ANNOUNCED

Jassim Ahmad

World Press Photo is happy to announce Jassim Ahmad, UK, global head of multimedia innovation at Thomson Reuters as the jury chair of the 4th annual World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. The 2014 Multimedia Contest will open for entries at the beginning of December 2013.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO LAUNCHES BOOK NEXT#03

Next#03

World Press Photo is happy to announce the third edition of the book Next#03, which features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, around the theme of “hope”. The book offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling. Next#03 will be available in bookstores and through our website store as of 7 November 2013.

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2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST TO BE CHAIRED BY GARY KNIGHT

The jury of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency.

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the jury of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THIRD TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite photojournalists and visual journalists around the world to apply for the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: REPORTING CHANGE MULTIMEDIA COURSE

World Press Photo invites professional visual journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to apply for the Reporting Change Multimedia Course. In order to strengthen their storytelling skills, 10 selected participants will receive guidance from professional trainers and a grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO EN DE NIEUWE KERK AMSTERDAM GAAN SAMENWERKEN

De Nieuwe Kerk

World Press Photo en De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam kondigen met groot genoegen hun hernieuwde samenwerking aan. Daarmee komt vanaf volgend jaar de jaarlijkse fototentoonstelling terug in De Nieuwe Kerk. De expositie, die de winnende beelden van de jaarlijkse World Press Photo-wedstrijd voor fotojournalisten toont, zal in 2014 plaatsvinden van half april tot half juni.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO ANTICIPATES AN EXCITING 2013 EXHIBITION SEASON

The World Press Photo 13 exhibition opened at De Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on Friday, 26 April, during the Awards Days, before it will continue on a  year-long tour

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20th EDITION JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS WELCOMES NEW TALENTS

World Press Photo announced the names of the young photographers who have been selected to come together with a group of masters for the 20th edition of the annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, at a dinner hosted by Canon during the Awards Days. During the six-day masterclass meeting to be held from 2 to 8 November 2013 in Amsterdam, the participating photographers will interact with six prominent experts, discussing technical and visual aspects of their work, as well as their role as a photographer.

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MULTIMEDIA PRACTICES IN VISUAL STORYTELLING – A PIONEERING STUDY

World Press Photo is proud to publish the results of a pioneering global study into the emergence and development of multimedia in visual storytelling. The findings will be presented by research director Dr David Campbell, as part of a multimedia-themed program during the 2013 World Press Photo Awards Days, on Thursday 25 April, at Felix Meritis in Amsterdam.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO TENTOONSTELLING VANAF 26 APRIL TE BEZICHTIGEN IN AMSTERDAMSE OUDE KERK

De World Press Photo 2013 tentoonstelling is van 26 april tot en met 23 juni te bezichtigen in de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

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