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

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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 (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to an international audience. Since then the contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition, and through our successful worldwide exhibition program, we present to millions of people the stories that matter.

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