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FERNANDO MOLERES RECEIVES THE SECOND TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

Waiting for an Opportunity © Fernando Moleres

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the Spanish photographer Fernando Moleres has been awarded the 2012 Tim Hetherington Grant, set up to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker killed in Libya in 2011. The annual grant of €20,000, intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme, was given for Moleres’ project entitled “Waiting for an opportunity”.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ONLINE ENTRY WEBSITES 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS NOW OPEN

The 2013 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries as of today. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 56th annual photojournalism contest and 3rd annual multimedia contest.

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2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST FULL LIST OF JURY MEMBERS

World Press Photo is proud to present the full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. This group of 19 internationally recognized professionals in the field of photojournalism and documentary photography will gather in Amsterdam, headed by Gary Knight, from 1 until 15 February 2013.

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CANON RENEWS WORLDWIDE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH WORLD PRESS PHOTO

CANON RENEWS WORLDWIDE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH WORLD PRESS PHOTO

Yesterday, at the opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in London, Canon signed a three-year renewal of its worldwide partnership with the World Press Photo Foundation. The new contract also marks the 20th anniversary for the two organizations working together to empower photographers to tell a story.

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PRESENTATION OF THE 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST JURY MEMBERS

World Press Photo is pleased to present the full list of jury members of the 2013 Multimedia Contest. Led by Keith W. Jenkins, this group of visual professionals will be reviewing the third annual multimedia contest entries. Judging will take place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 26 January until 1 February 2013. The results of the contest will be announced on 1 February 2013.

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2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST: JURY CHAIRS SPECIALIZED CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED

World Press Photo is happy to present the jury chairs for the three themed categories Sports, Nature, and Portraits. Bill Frakes, Staffan Widstrand, and Elisabeth Biondi will work alongside jury chair Gary Knight during the 2013 World Press Photo Contest.

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NEW CATEGORIES IN 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST

World Press Photo announces today a new set up for its third annual Multimedia Contest. Three new categories have been introduced to accommodate evolving practices in visual journalism and documentary storytelling.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO LAUNCHES BOOK NEXT#02

World Press Photo is happy to present the second edition of the book Next#02, which brings the essays made by the 12 participants of the 19th Joop Swart Masterclass, built this year around the theme 'Trust;. The book offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling. Next#02 will be available in bookstores as of November 2012.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SECOND TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite press photographers and photojournalists around the world to apply for the second Tim Hetherington Grant.

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2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST TO BE CHAIRED BY GARY KNIGHT

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the jury of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency. He will be supported by an international jury of 18 leading professionals in the field of photojournalism.

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