Explore is a new global debate series to investigate critical issues facing our community of professionals and the public.

In the six decades the World Press Photo Foundation has been working from its home in Amsterdam as an independent, nonprofit organization, the world has changed continuously, and new developments in the media and technology have transformed journalism and storytelling. Our mission has expanded, and we draw on our experience to guide visual journalists, storytellers, and audiences around the world through this challenging and exciting landscape.

An essential part of this mission is to encourage discussion on the making and meaning of visual stories. To achieve that we are launching Explore, an on-going global series of debates to investigate important issues facing our community of professionals and the public.

Explore will raise questions, investigate details and consider solutions on selected issues. It will bring together analysts, practitioners, visual journalists and storytellers and the engaged public in one or two day events at international locations throughout the year, often held in collaboration with our organizations.

Explore is open to anyone looking to contribute to and learn from informed debate. If you would like to partner with us for future events, please contact Barbara Bufkens and David Campbell.



The Ethical Image: Challenges in Visualising a Changing World
Hong Kong, China
6 October 2018