6x6 Global Talent Program

The initiative connects visual storytellers from six regions to a global audience

The 6x6 Global Talent Program spotlights six visual storytellers from six global regions in a rolling process of nomination and selection, to highlight talent from around the world and present stories with diverse perspectives.

Discover work by the selected 6x6 talents, and the key dates for the second cycle of each region:

The 6x6 Program was launched in August 2017. Each full cycle of the 6x6 program focuses on one region at a time, and takes two years to highlight work from each of the six regions. See the results of the first cycle. The second cycle is underway, and will complete in 2020.

For each region, an international community of nominators puts forward visual storytellers that deserve larger recognition for their work. From the nominees’ submitted portfolios, a selection committee picks six visual storytellers to join the pool of the 6x6 Program’s talents from around the world. Find out more about the nomination and selection processes.

The 6x6 program is not a contest, but a way to highlight talent around the world. There are no categories, and the six individuals from each region are not ranked or awarded individual prizes. Instead, their work is recognized, published and shared with World Press Photo’s global audience.

6x6 talents’ work has been exhibited in four of the six regions, and published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation’s platforms, including our online magazine Witness. 6x6 talents also receive an automatic nomination for World Press Photo’s prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass.