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.”
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The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, engage, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience with fresh insights and new perspectives.
Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.