Become a Friend of the World Press Photo Foundation

It’s essential. People deserve to see their world and express themselves freely. Freedom of information, freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech are more important than ever.

The most recent Reporters Without Borders assessment highlights a worldwide decline in freedom of information, and concludes “media freedom is in retreat on all five continents.”

At World Press Photo our mission is to develop, support and promote visual journalism to secure these freedoms.

Quality visual journalism helps provide accurate and independent reporting. Accurate and independent reporting is what distinguishes a free press. And a free press is the vehicle that secures freedom of speech.

We are a non-profit, charitable foundation working for more than 60 years with a range of activities and initiatives spanning the globe. From educating the storytellers of the future with our training programs, to connecting the best visual journalists and the most important stories with a global audience of millions of people through our annual exhibition, this is a team effort.

Together we can support the visual journalists whose work is essential to free speech.

Become a Friend for one, two or three years at a time. No matter the level you choose, you will be part of the community making a difference for the development and promotion of visual journalists worldwide.


Sign up and take part. Become a Friend of the World Press Photo Foundation today.

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