Guayaquil, Ecuador

6 September 2018 to 20 September 2018
Museo Municipal de Guayaqui,

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Museo Municipal de Guayaqui

Calle Sucre, entre la Av. Chile y Av. Pedro Carbo

Guayaquil

Ecuador

+593 4 259 4800 ext 7402


https://www.facebook.com/MUMG-Museo-Municipal-de-Guayaquil-68122309693/

Visiting hours

Tuesday-Friday: 8.30-16.30
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00-14.00

martest-viernes: 8.30-16.30
sábado y domingo: 10.00-14.00

Free entrance/Entrada gratis

Event Location

Calle Sucre, entre la Av. Chile y Av. Pedro Carbo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Josh Begley awarded the 2018 Tim Hetherington Fellowship

© Josh Begley

© Josh Begley

The Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2018 Tim Hetherington Fellowship has been awarded to Josh Begley.

Begley is a data artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. Among other achievements, he is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes. The fellowship will support his project on ways of visualising white supremacy in the United States of America.

Stephen Mayes, Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust, said:

“Tim was a huge supporter of World Press Photo and in 2008, the year he won the premiere award, he visited dozens of World Press events around the world not for what it would do for him but for what he saw the organization was doing for others. It is in this spirit that the Tim Hetherington Trust partners with World Press Photo to expand opportunities for the nominated Fellows and even more importantly to learn from them and to share their inspiration with everyone who wants to push beyond the limitations of conventional journalistic practice.”

Maral Deghati, Manager Education of the World Press Photo Foundation, added:

“Josh Begley’s work is singular. It is powerfully imaginative and thought provoking. Josh Begley proves that we can still tell the stories that need to be told, however inaccessible or hidden, by harnessing the power of technology, and by asking the right questions. Through this fellowship we ensure talent is connected to new networks of support so we can support visual storytellers who embrace Tim’s creative attitude.”

Josh Begley reacted to his award:

"I'm thrilled to receive this honor. Many thanks to World Press Photo and the Tim Hetherington Trust. I look forward to the body of work this support will make possible."

About the Tim Hetherington Fellowship

The fellowship is a collaboration between the Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation to honor Tim's legacy. Originally a grant, the Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation launched a new fellowship in 2016 following consultation with the Hetherington family.

Tim was committed to finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict, and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience. The fellowship, instead of providing funds for an individual project, offers new ways of supporting photographers so they can expand Tim's legacy in new and creative directions.

Together, the World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust support beneficiaries by focusing on the opportunities for them to be involved in the media economy, either through support for education or by connecting them to the best international networks.

The fellowship assists visual storytellers by providing access to training or mentorship so they can further their projects and mission. Fellows become part of sustainable network focused on innovative processes and permanent education. The fellows from each year will become part of the network and will play a role in selecting new fellows. The aim is to grow and strengthen a network of multiple skills that provides ongoing support.

The selected fellow will receive support to the value of €5000, to be provided equally by the Tim Hetherington Trust and the World Press Photo Foundation and its partners.

See more at worldpressphoto.org/academy/tim-hetherington-fellowship

About Josh Begley

Josh Begley (b. 1984) is a data artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes.

Begley is the director of two short films, Concussion Protocol (2018) and Best of Luck with the Wall (2016), both produced by Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras. His films have screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Met Breuer, IFC, the New York Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Begley’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. He is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco.

See Josh Begley’s work.

About the Tim Hetherington Trust

The Tim Hetherington Trust exists to preserve the legacy of Tim’s professional life as a visual storyteller and human rights advocate. This includes the safe archiving of all physical materials and to manage the intellectual and artistic use of his work. The Trust works to advance the application of Tim’s ideas and images in all ways that promote the intellectual integrity of his work and which expand the artistic expression of his vision.

Core to this is the support and nurture of new work that continues the ideals demonstrated by Tim with special emphasis on humanitarian and social concerns. The Tim Hetherington Trust encourages individuals and organizations that continue in Tim's footsteps, exploring innovative media processes that enhance audience engagement with the issues and inspiring others to excel in the execution of effective communication.

See more at timhetheringtontrust.org

Posted April 13 2018

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.

Announcing the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass Participants

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the participants selected for the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass. The masterclass is the foundation’s flagship education program. It rewards the most talented emerging visual journalists and is designed to support and enhance diversity in visual journalism and storytelling.

Chosen from the 219 candidates nominated in March 2018, the 12 participants and 2 runners-up are:

Mustafah Abdulaziz, USA
Sharon Castellanos, Peru
Sabiha Cimen, Turkey
Samar Hazboun, Palestine
Alexandra Rose Howland, USA
Katinka Hustad, Norway
Ksenia Kuleshova, Russia
Philip Montgomery, USA
Leonard Pongo, Belgium
Ashfika Rahman, Bangladesh
Tasneem Sultan, Saudi Arabia
Cansu Yildiran, Turkey

Runners-up:
Alfredo Bosco, Italy
Marie Hald, Denmark

The 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass is the 25th edition of this annual program. It will be held 23 - 29 September 2018 at the World Press Photo Foundation headquarters in Amsterdam. The participants will receive an immersive, hands-on educational experience with five prominent experts, as well as guest speakers, to discuss all aspects of their work and the profession. In preparation for the masterclass, the participants will execute a photo essay on one single theme. The essays will be discussed during sessions with the masters and edited into a publication. The theme and masters will be announced in May 2018.

Selection process

The participants were selected by an independent, international selection committee comprising:

  • Christopher Morris (USA) photographer and co-founder VII Photo Agency
  • Noriko Hayashi (Japan) photojournalist at Panos and former Joop Swart Masterclass participant
  • Anna-Alix Koffi (Ivory Coast/France) creative director-publisher
  • Tanvi Mishra (India) photo-editor
  • Maggie Steber (USA) photographer at VII
  • Alvaro Ybarra Zvala (Colombia/Spain) photographer and filmmaker.

Noriko Hayashi:

“I truly enjoyed looking through all the portfolios from diverse regions of the world during the selection process. It was hard to judge among so many inspiring and promising works. The stories that grabbed my attention were those created through unique personal approaches with a clear vision and a rich visual vocabulary. I participated in the Joop Swart Masterclass three years ago and it was one of the most inspiring experiences in my photography career. I hope this international group of participants will be able to make the most of this unique opportunity, and it will help them grow as photographers and image professionals.”

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala:

“The selection of the twelve participants of the JSM has not been easy. The level of the candidates has been incredibly good. It is very inspiring to see the amount of talent that all the candidates nominated for the JSM have. A talent that promises to bring fresh perspectives to our industry and that proposes new forms of visual narrative within the world of photography. The 12 selected will live a unique opportunity for their professional career as photographers, a very enriching human experience and to whom I wish all the luck of the world.”

Tanvi Mishra:

“Twelve is a small number to choose given the amount of talent one sees amongst the nominees of JSM. Considering that skill is a function of access to opportunity and information, the quality of work varied drastically from one region to another. The selection was done keeping this in mind for a solid class of 2018. It is with that that I keep the hope alive that the future will feature even more JSM students from under-represented countries!”

Christopher Morris:

"Exciting to see such varied talents coming from around the world.  Some with very intriguing visions"


An expanded nominating committee

The nominating committee has recently expanded to improve both regional representation and gender diversity, which we will continue to work on in the future. There are an additional 37 professionals from across the globe that potential candidates may contact to be nominated. Nominators come from 74 different countries. Of all active nominators in the 2018 nomination procedure, 42% are women while 58% are men.

A diverse group of nominees

For the 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass we received 219 nominations from 123 nominators, including the two runners-up from last year. The nominees come from 79 different countries from all six continents. Forty percent of all nominees are women and 60% are men. The largest number of nominations come from Iran (14), India (12), Russia (11), USA (11), Italy (9), Egypt (8), Bangladesh (8), Brazil (6), Germany (5), Norway (4), Ukraine (4), Ecuador (4), and Spain (4).

Committed to education

The World Press Photo Foundation is committed to education. Since the first workshop in Budapest in 1990, we have run programs in Bangladesh, North Africa, the Philippines and Gaza, and masterclasses in Mexico City, Nairobi and Accra. These programs foster both the craft of visual storytelling, good journalistic practice and help create diversity in the profession.

The Joop Swart Masterclass has been organized by the World Press Photo Foundation every year since 1994 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious events of its kind. Its goal is to bring together some of the most experienced individuals in photojournalism with young, promising photographers to share and pass on their knowledge and experience.

Learn more about the Joop Swart Masterclass

The Joop Swart Masterclass is supported by Canon.

Posted April 12 2018

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.

Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt wins World Press Photo of the Year Award

The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of its renowned contests, the 61st annual World Press Photo Contest and the 8th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest, at its annual Awards Show in Amsterdam.

The World Press Photo of the Year
The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

The jury, chaired by Magdalena Herrera, awards the prize to Ronaldo Schemidt’s picture entitled ‘Venezuela Crisis’–which also won first prize in the Spot News Single category. The image shows how José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) on fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Salazar was set alight when the gas tank of a motorbike exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. Schemidt (b. 1971) is a staff photographer for Agence France-Presse, based in Mexico.

Magdalena Herrera, director of photography Geo France and chair of the jury, said about selecting the World Press Photo of the Year:

"The photo of the year has to tell an event, that is important enough, it also has to bring questions...it has to engage and has to show a point of view on what happened in the world this year."

She describes the winning photograph:

“It’s a classical photo, but it has an instantaneous energy and dynamic. The colours, the movement, and it’s very well composed, it has strength. I got an instantaneous emotion…”

Jury member Whitney C. Johnson, deputy director of photography National Geographic, also added:

"It’s quite symbolic, actually. The man, he has a mask on his face. He’s come to sort of represent not just himself and himself on fire, but sort of this idea of Venezuela burning."

Jury member Bulent Kiliç, chief photographer Turkey Agence France-Presse, also added: 

“And there is one small detail in the picture. There was a gun on the wall. It reads “paz’. It means peace. That also makes this picture stong.”

Jury member Eman Mohammed, photojournalist, also added:

“It just gives you that sense of more power to the people. To the ones who speak out.”

Also nominated for the World Press Photo of the Year are (in alphabetical order by photographer):

Rohingya Crisis
Patrick Brown, Australia, Panos Pictures, for Unicef

Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived. - Aisha, age 14.
Adam Ferguson, Australia, for The New York Times

Witnessing the Immediate Aftermath of an Attack in the Heart of London
Toby Melville, UK, Reuters

The Battle for Mosul - Lined Up for an Aid Distribution
Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times

The Battle for Mosul - Young Boy Is Cared for by Iraqi Special Forces Soldiers
Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times

New announcement process this year
The foundation announced the nominees in each category of the Photo Contest, the Digital Storytelling Contest, and the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year on 14 February.  All winners, including the World Press Photo of the Year, were revealed at the Awards Show in Amsterdam.

The 2018 World Press Photo Contest

The contest is free to enter and drew entries from around the world: 4,548 photographers from 125 countries submitted 73,044 images. A total of 42 photographers from 22 countries were awarded in eight categories.

A group of internationally recognized professionals convened in Amsterdam to judge all entries. The jury is independent, and all entries were presented to them anonymously. A secretary without voting rights safeguards the fairness of the process, which is explained in full here. The staff, board, and partners of the World Press Photo Foundation cannot direct the jury’s decisions.

See the full list of jury members and secretaries.

Prizes
The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of 10,000 euros. In addition, Canon presented the winning photographer with a selection of camera equipment. Find out more information about Canon.

Nominees have their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation to Amsterdam so they can attend the Awards Show and the World Press Photo Festival, an event taking place 13-14 April featuring photographer presentations, screenings, and talks. They also receive a diploma and a Golden Eye Award at the Awards Show.

2018 Exhibition
The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 100 locations in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The winning pictures are also published in the annual yearbook, which is available in multiple languages. The first World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 opens in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, on 14 April 2018. Find out more about the exhibition in Amsterdam.

This year’s exhibition displays will be printed on Canon large-format and Arizona flatbed printers. Please see the Canon website for further information.

The 2018 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest
The Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists and producers, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist.

This year 308 productions were submitted to the contest: 149 Short Form, 63 Long Form, 68 Immersive Storytelling and 28 Innovative Storytelling. 12 productions were nominated in the 4 categories.

Prizes
Nominees in each category are invited to the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam. A representative from each of the nominated productions has their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation. The winners in each category receive a diploma and a Golden Eye Award, presented during the Awards Show. The prize-winning projects are assembled into an exhibition that travels to select locations.

Find out more about the World Press Photo Festival

Posted April 12 2018

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.

Announcing the release of technical report on 2018 Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Foundation is releasing a technical report reviewing a range of issues related to the 2018 Photo Contest.

Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation, said:

"This is World Press Photo’s third 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 2018 Photo Contest nominees 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.”

Download a PDF of the report.

Posted March 26 2018

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.

Ferrara, Italy

5 October 2018 to 4 November 2018
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea,

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Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea

Corso Porto Mare 5

Ferrara

Italy

+39 0532244949 or +39 0532203064


http://www.artecultura.fe.it

 

Presented as part of the Internazionale in Ferrara 2017 Festival of Journalism

 

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Visiting hours

Opening hours during Festival di Internazionale
5-6 October: 10.00 - 22.00
7 October: 10.00 - 20.00

Regular hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 19.00
Monday: Closed

Festival di Internazionale: Apertura straordinaria
5-6 ottobre: 10.00 - 22.00
7 ottobre: 10.00 - 20.00

Orario:
martedì - domenica: 10.00 -13.00 & 15.00 - 19.00
chiuso il lunedì

Tickets
Normal: €4
Reduced: €3 (under 18, over 65, Arci members)
Children up to 6 years, people with disabilities: Free

Event Location

Corso Porto Mare 5, Ferrara, Italy

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Venice, Italy

31 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Magazzino alle Zattere,

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Magazzino alle Zattere

Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Zattere 417, Dorsoduro

Venice

Italy

Visiting hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 19.00
Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00

Lunedì: Chiuso
Martedì - domenica: 10.00 -19.00
Venerdì e sabato: 10.00 - 21.00

Tickets
Full price: €8
Reduced price: €6
Children under 10: free entry

Intero: €8
Ridotto: €6
Bambini fino a 10 anni: gratuito

Event Location

Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Zattere 417, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

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Singapore

6 October 2018 to 28 October 2018
National Museum of Singapore,

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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road

Singapore

Singapore

6332 3659 or 6332 5642


http://nationalmuseum.sg/

Visiting hours

Daily: 10.00 - 19.00

Free entry

Event Location

93 Stamford Road, Singapore, Singapore

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