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 (“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.