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Become an Associate

Do you believe in the power of images to connect the world?

The World Press Photo Foundation’s mission is to connect the world to the stories that matter and to work towards a more diverse visual journalism industry that celebrates a multiplicity of voices to better represent our world.

Help us create even more impact by supporting our mission and becoming a World Press Photo Associate. 

Here is the impact that you could have as a World Press Photo Associate:

  • Bring photography exhibitions to locations where censorship limits press freedom.
  • Develop and support emerging photojournalists and visual storytellers from around the world through our education programs.
  • Provide safety training for journalists working in high risk areas.
  • Build a photographers’ aid fund, for photojournalists at risk.

“In our current world, images play an increasingly important role. World Press Photo offers an essential platform for urgent, sometimes untold, stories from all parts of the world. As Associates, we are proud to make a modest contribution to this. At the same time, it offers us the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of photography during meetings organized especially for Associates.”

Jeroen van Ingen, Associate and chairman FOAM board

Gifts to World Press Photo are tax-deductible. For a regular donation over five years, there is also no donation threshold for the deductible amount. Calculate your tax benefit.

Other benefits that you will receive as a World Press Photo Associate include:

  • An invitation to attend a live jury session in Amsterdam to watch the independent global jury deliberate on the contest entries.
  • Two tickets for the annual Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.
  • Two invitations to join the winners for dinner after the Awards Ceremony.
  • Invitations to join exclusive online and/or live events with jury members and winners such as Q&As, panel discussions and more.
  • The chance to attend special events, such as a private tour of our flagship exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk, in Amsterdam, or a conversation on our current and future plans.
  • One copy of our Yearbook (in English).
  • Four tickets to the flagship exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
  • Free entrance to all national and international exhibitions.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lennart Bak, Development Manager
+31 20 676 6096,

For other ways to support the World Press Photo Foundation click here.

You can also donate to us directly via IBAN: NL69 ABNA 0213651033, BIC: ABNANL2A. Please note that if you donate by bank transfer, we do not get your contact details and will not be able to thank you personally for your gift.

The World Press Photo Foundation is accredited with ANBI status (RSIN number: 003596308) and a CBF seal of approval. Read more here.

Image credit: John Stanmeyer