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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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WORLD PRESS PHOTO LAUNCHES MULTIMEDIA RESEARCH PROJECT

World Press Photo is undertaking a research project, supported by the Fotografen Federatie (Dutch Photographers Association), which aims to map the global emergence and development of multimedia in visual storytelling, especially photojournalism.

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12 YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2012 JOOP SWART MASTERCLASS

2012 Joop Swart Masterclass selection

World Press Photo is pleased to announce the names of the 12 young photographers who have been selected to come together with a group of masters for the 19th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

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DUTCH PRODUCTION 'AFRIKANER BLOOD' WINS FIRST PRIZE IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEST

The international jury of the 2nd World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has given the First Prize to the production ‘Afrikaner Blood’ by Elles van Gelder and Ilvy Njiokiktjien from the Netherlands. The multimedia production follows young white Afrikaner teenagers in South Africa who attend a holiday camp set up to teach them self-defense and how to combat a perceived black enemy.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO 12 TENTOONSTELLING GAAT 20 APRIL IN AMSTERDAMSE OUDE KERK VAN START

De World Press Photo 2012 tentoonstelling is van 20 april tot en met 17 juni te bezichtigen in de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

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MULTIMEDIA CONTEST WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON 15 MARCH

World Press Photo is pleased to announce its second contest for multimedia productions in visual journalism will take place from 10 to 13 March in Amsterdam. Work entered by photographers, publications, and multimedia producers will be judged by an international, eight-member jury of experts chaired by Vincent Laforet.

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