World Press Photo Foundation and Fujifilm announce a strategic partnership

Partnership with Fujifilm will help bring more support to photographers and more stories to the world

We are very pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation. Both organizations are committed to the development of the press and documentary photography community, and we look forward to working together.

This partnership will help us bring striking images and compelling stories to an even wider audience than before through our worldwide exhibitions and online platforms.

Benefits of the partnership include:

  • Support for our annual contest, exhibitions and other activities
  • Photographer workshops in 10 cities around the world in 2024 with more in following years
  • In-kind donation of photograph printing services
  • A large format mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM GFX100 II, with two ​​GF lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries and dual battery charger for each of the four contest global winners
  • Sharing of knowledge and inspiration to better serve the photographer community

Joumana El Zein Khoury, Executive Director of World Press Photo Foundation said:

“We are very pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Fujifilm. They share our mission to support the photographic community who bring important stories and images to the world. This strategic partnership will help us reach more people, improve our exhibitions, and directly support the news and documentary photography community.”

Masato Yamamoto, Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Imaging Solutions Division, FUJIFILM Corporation said:

“As Fujifilm celebrates its 90th anniversary on 20 January this year, we are excited to establish this strategic partnership, enabling us to contribute to the growth of trustworthy storytelling and global communication through the power of photography. Through this partnership with the World Press Photo Foundation, we support the creative individuals involved in the dynamic field of photography."

Fujifilm and past World Press Photo Contest winners

There have been numerous past winners who have used Fujifilm equipment to create their awarded work. Two examples include,Y asuyoshi Chiba’s World Press Photo of the Year in 2020 (shot using a FUJIFILM X-H1 camera), and Antonio Faccilongo’s World Press Photo Story of the Year in 2021 (shot using a FUJIFILM X-T1 camera).

Please note that the jury is not provided information about which equipment is used, and this is not a consideration in their deliberations.

Relevant upcoming dates

  • 3 April: 2024 World Press Photo Contest regional winners announced
  • 18 April: 2024 World Press Photo Contest global winners announced
  • 19 April: Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 opens in Amsterdam

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, is an operating company of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation along with FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. FUJIFILM Holdings leverages its depth of knowledge and proprietary core technologies to deliver Value from Innovation in our products and services in the business segments of healthcare, materials, business innovation, and imaging. Our relentless pursuit of innovation is focused on providing social value and enhancing the lives of people worldwide. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information about Fujifilm’s Sustainable Value Plan 2030, click here.

About the World Press Photo Foundation

Our mission: Connecting the world to the stories that matter.

Founded in 1955, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in the Netherlands. Since then our annual contest has grown into one of the most prestigious photo competitions, rewarding the best in photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world.

Our annual and thematic exhibitions reach millions of people in over 80 locations around the world, and our online work reaches millions more. Through a range of educational programs we create opportunities for learning, dialogue, and exchange among photography professionals and the general public.

We appreciate the support of our strategic partners, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, PwC, and our newest - FUJIFILM Corporation.

Image credit: Frank van Beek, ANP