World Press Photo: New Stories is a showcase for the power of visual storytelling and a celebration of world photography. The photo book presents documentary stories made by ten young photographers from around the world. The issues matter to them, the perspectives are theirs. The book shifts the point of view offered by Western photojournalists working for established media and bears testimony to the level of professionalism and visual storytelling skills of a unique group of photographers.
The photographers, all former participants in World Press Photo's training programs in developing countries, were asked to produce a photo essay. They were given freedom to work beyond the confines of a normal editorial commission - there was no brief, instead the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals were used as inspiration.
Contributors to this publication were asked to engage with and throw light upon the subjects they chose to photograph. In a move away from traditional photography, they were encouraged to explore new ways of presenting Developing World issues. The initiative is built on World Press Photo's existing record of encouraging and championing local photography.
With 187 photographs and an introduction by Panos Pictures director Adrian Evans, World Press Photo: New Stories ventures an important step in a new direction.
The following ten photographers are included in the book with these stories:
World Press Photo: New Stories is made possible with support from Oxfam Novib and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Available in English.