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 20 April 2012
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.
Posted on 15 March 2012
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.
Posted on 06 March 2012
De World Press Photo 2012 tentoonstelling is van 20 april tot en met 17 juni te bezichtigen in de Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.
Posted on 29 February 2012
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.
Posted on 10 February 2012
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.
Posted on 09 February 2012
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are delighted to announce that they have received a grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for a joint project 'Supporting Democratic Transition in North Africa'.
Posted on 06 February 2012
The results of this year’s World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 10 February 2012 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference at the Boekmanzaal in the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1. Following the announcement, the complete winners’ gallery will be published on this website.
Posted on 27 January 2012
The results of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 10 February 2012 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference at the Boekmanzaal in the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1. Following the announcement, the photos will be published on this website.
Posted on 19 January 2012
Aidan Sullivan, vice president of photo assignments for Getty Images, will chair the 2012 World Press Photo Photo Contest jury. He takes over the task from David Friend who has been forced to pull out for medical reasons.
Posted on 15 December 2011
World Press Photo is now accepting entries for the 2012 contest for the best multimedia storytelling in visual journalism. Organized for the second time, this year’s contest is open for photographers, publications and multimedia producers to enter their work to be judged by an international, nine-member jury of experts.