Countdown to the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass selection

The process for selecting the 12 participants for the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass is in full swing.

The workshop is run annually for the world’s most talented emerging visual journalists and is designed to support and enhance diversity in visual journalism.

In March, the 187 nominees were announced. The selection process is conducted online, with nominees uploading their portfolio for review by the selection committee.

This year the selection committee comprises:

Those selected as the twelve participants will be announced at the World Press Photo Festival 2017 in Amsterdam, 20-22 April.

Posted April 11 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.