Technical Report 2021

Reviewing a range of issues related to the 2021 Photo Contest

Our commitment to transparency means we analyze and make public data on the contest related to diversity, representation, and verification. This report is designed to enable informed conversation within our community of professional visual journalism and storytelling and is not intended to be a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the relevant issues.

2021 is a year for change at World Press Photo. Reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic and global social justice movements have fundamentally changed the world, we are re-evaluating what we as a foundation represent and where we stand on important issues such as diversity and inclusivity.

Under the new leadership of executive director Joumana El Zein Khoury, the foundation is currently rethinking its long-term strategy regarding contests, programs and outreach activities. More information will be shared during the year.