Photo Contest Jury

Judging the 2017 World Press Photo Contest is an intensive two-week process.

The judging begins on 16 January 2017, and the winners will be announced on 13 February 2017.

In the first week of judging, the work is done by four specialist juries:

News and Documentary

Chair: Stuart Franklin, UK, photographer Magnum Photos
Yumi Goto, Japan, independent photography curator
Claudi Carreras Guillén, Spain, independent curator, editor and photography researcher
Andrei Polikanov, Russia, visual director Takie Dela online media
Kira Pollack, USA, director of photography and visual enterprise Time

Sports

Chair: Kelli Reed Grant, USA, photography director Yahoo News
Pim Ras, Netherlands, photographer AD Sportwereld
Adam Pretty, Australia, photographer Getty Images

Nature

Chair: Christian Ziegler, Germany, photographer
Luciano Candisani, Brazil, nature photojournalist
Helen Gilks, UK, managing director Nature Picture Library

People

Chair: Wim van Sinderen, the Netherlands, senior curator The Hague Museum of Photography
Marco Grob, Switzerland, photographer
Susan White, USA, photography director Vanity Fair

In the second week, Franklin will be joined by the chairs of the specialist juries, plus five new members, to make up the general jury:

General Jury

Chair: Stuart Franklin, UK, photographer Magnum Photos
Mary F. Calvert, USA, independent photojournalist
Kelli Reed Grant, USA, photography director Yahoo News
Eman Mohammed, Palestine, photographer and multimedia photojournalist
Aïda Muluneh, Canada/Ethiopia, founder and director Addis Foto Fest
João Silva, Portugal/South Africa, staff photographer The New York Times
Wim van Sinderen, the Netherlands, senior curator The Hague Museum of Photography
Goran Tomasevic, Serbia, chief photographer East Africa Reuters
Christian Ziegler, Germany, photographer

Secretaries

David Griffin, USA, owner DGriffinStudio
Maria Mann, USA, consultant international relations EPA