Identify, support and educate new talent

Through our Develop programs, the World Press Photo Foundation encourages diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We showcase those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The Develop programs include the 6x6 Global Talent Program, the African Photojournalism Database, the Joop Swart Masterclass, the Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative, and the Tim Hetherington Fellowship.

6x6 Global Talent Program

The program connects visual storytellers, who may not be well known outside of their region, to a global audience.

The African Photojournalism Database

The African Photojournalism Database (APJD) is a directory of more than 500 emerging and  professional African visual storytellers, created to help African photographers better connect to the international media economy.

Joop Swart Masterclass

The World Press Photo Foundation’s best known educational program is for emerging and early-career image makers in the field of documentary photography, visual journalism, and visual storytelling. 

Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative

An initiative to promote and produce visual journalism with a solutions focus.

Tim Hetherington Fellowship

The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are committed to honoring Tim's legacy through an ongoing, cooperative partnership.

West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship 

A fellowship for three emerging visual journalists to contribute to investigative journalism in and about West Africa