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:
- Christoph Bangert, photographer, Germany
- Sarker Protick, photographer, VII Photo, Bangladesh
- Barbara Davidson, photographer and multimedia journalist, Los Angeles Times, Canada
- Marizilda Cruppe, photographer, Brazil
- Fredi Casco, curator, Paraguay
- Irina Chmyreva, Artistic Director of PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography, Russia
- Olfa Feki, curator, Tunisia
Those selected as the twelve participants will be announced at the World Press Photo Festival 2017 in Amsterdam, 20-22 April.
About World Press Photo
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.