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.
Posted on 01 November 2011
World Press Photo is proud to announce the jury chairs for the specialized categories in the 2012 photo contest: Steve Pyke (Portraits), Joel Sartore (Nature) and Koji Aoki (Sports). David Friend will chair the overall final jury, as well as the first round of the News and Documentary category. Following the photo contest in February, the second multimedia contest will be judged in March, and will be open for entries by participants themselves.
Posted on 13 October 2011
World Press Photo is proud to present the new book Next #01. This first edition of Next is a showcase of the work of the participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass. World Press Photo believes in top-quality photojournalism that can inform us, open our eyes to new perspectives and inspire understanding of the world around us. Next #01 embodies this in the fresh outlook shown by these young photographers.
Posted on 03 September 2011
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch announced that they have set up a joint initiative to honor the late Tim Hetherington. The first recipient of the Tim Hetherington grant will be announced on 7 November.
Posted on 25 July 2011
Today World Press Photo has launched a new website as a step forward in its strategy to invest in online initiatives to fulfill its mission. Under the motto: 'We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism', the new site is designed to showcase the award-winning photography in a wider context than before, and also to provide a platform for educational resources and publishing activities under the new Academy section.
Posted on 21 May 2011
World Press Photo decided to close its exhibition in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday, ten days in advance of the official closing date. The presence of prize-winning work by an Israeli photojournalist in the exhibition had sparked protests locally and the Beirut exhibition organizers felt they could no longer guarantee the safety of the visitors or the exhibit itself, if the pictures remained on display.
Posted on 10 May 2011
World Press Photo and Maurice Lacroix are pleased to announce that the Italian photographer Davide Monteleone has received the first Follow Your Convictions grant for his project Reversed See.
Posted on 10 May 2011
World Press Photo has launched an application for the iPad featuring the winning images of the 2011 contest.
Posted on 07 May 2011
Today World Press Photo announced the prizewinners of the first World Press Photo Multimedia Contest, with jury member Claudine Boeglin of Thomson Reuters Foundation handing out the prizes to the winners at the annual Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.
Posted on 06 May 2011
Twelve young photographers have been selected to come together with a group of masters for the 18th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass to be held from 28 October to 3 November 2011 in the Kunstenhuis in the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
Posted on 29 April 2011
The winners of the first World Press Photo Multimedia Contest will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 7 May 2011.