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In January 2021, the judging of the 2021 World Press Photo Contest kicked off - for the first time online - with seven specialized juries that shortlisted the best images and stories in each of the eight categories of the contest. We spoke with some of the jury members that reviewed the entries to analyze the main topics of 2020 and what they were looking for when judging. Read more.

In 2020, a different world has presented itself to us, bringing new challenges in the way we fulfil our mission to connect the world to the stories that matter. More than ever, supporting the conditions that make visual journalism possible worldwide was a fundamental part of our work in 2020. We look back and review what 2020 looked like for the World Press Photo Foundation and its activities, here.

The African Photojournalism Database (APJD) is a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists reporting on cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues on the continent, as well as sports, nature, and stories of everyday life. There are over 500 photographers currently listed on the database. See the list of members.

The World Press Photo Yearbook 2020 showcases the most striking images and compelling visual stories of 2019 with winning photography from the 2020 Photo Contest, taken by 44 photographers from 24 countries, selected by an independent jury. Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Find out more.
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