World Press Photo Foundation releases technical report on 2017 Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Foundation is releasing a technical report reviewing a range of issues related to the 2017 Photo Contest.

Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation, said:

"This is World Press Photo’s second year to release a technical report reviewing the photo contest. As part of our desire to be more transparent about our activities, we are making public data on the contest related to issues of diversity, representation, and verification.

This report is intended to further inform conversation within our community of professional visual journalism. It has been compiled in the weeks after the 2017 Photo Contest winners’ announcement, and although it is not intended to be a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of all the relevant issues, we hope it can be a catalyst for debate.”

Click here to download a PDF of the report.

Posted March 3 2017

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.