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woensdag 8 november 2017

Announcing the 2018 Photo Contest Jury Chair

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Welcome to the November edition of the World Press Foundation newsletter.

We are gearing up for the 2018 Photo Contest and the 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest, both of which open for entries on 1 December 2017. You can read below about the new chair of the photo contest, as well as our exciting new 6x6 Global Talent Program. This month's newsletter also features recent articles in Witness, our online magazine, and the 21 cities around the world you can see the exhibition this month.

Best wishes,

Micha Bruinvels
Director of Contests
World Press Photo Foundation
Magdalena Herrera by Ahmed Hayman

Magdalena Herrera will lead 2018 World Press Photo Contest Jury

We're delighted to announce that Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography Geo France, will be chair of the 2018 Photo Contest Jury.

Managing Director Lars Boering said on her appointment: "Magdalena Herrera is a fine example of what is best in the industry today: she is an experienced director, curator and teacher, but most of all a wonderful human being who thinks deeply about our industry. Among other things, she understands our desire to improve diversity in the contest and will help give the new environment category a strong start using her day to day work experience."

Find out more about the 2018 World Press Photo Contest Jury Chair and read Magdalena's reflections on her upcoming task

The full 2018 Photo Contest and 2018 Digital Storytelling Contest juries will be announced in the coming weeks. 
Dupont Underground - World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Washington DC by Laurens Korteweg

Visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

Our exhibition continues on its worldwide tour this November - see award-winning visual journalism in 21 locations across 5 continents. Plan your visit now:    

Open now:
Bangkok, Thailand until 11 November
Chicoutimi, Canada until 12 November
Maastricht, the Netherlands until 12 November
Oita, Japan until 12 November
Guangzhou, China until 19 November
Taipei, Taiwan until 19 November

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain until 19 November
London, United Kingdom until 20 November
Turin, Italy until 26 November
Washington DC, USA until 26 November 
Paris, France until 3 December

Coming soon:

Prangins, Switzerland from 11 November to 10 December
Harare, Zimbabwe from 16 November to 15 December
Paramaribo, Suriname from 16 October to 26 November
Groningen, the Netherlands from 17 November to 10 December
Berg en Dal, the Netherlands from 18 November to 4 March
Den Bosch, the Netherlands from 18 November to 8 December 
Lucca, Italy from 18 November to 10 December
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova from 21 November to 13 December
Islamabad, Pakistan from 22 November to 13 December
Opole, Poland from 25 November to 17 December

>> See all upcoming locations

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Coming soon: The results of 6x6 Global Talent Program - Southeast Asia and Oceania edition

The results of the Southeast Asia and Oceania edition of our new 6x6 Global Talent Program will be announced early next week! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to be among the first to see the selected works.

Find out more about our 6x6 Global Talent Program and the selection panel for the Southeast Asia and Oceania region.

Latest on Witness

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David Bowie by Gavin Evans.

Who put the 'free' in freelance? 

"Freelance journalists voluntarily chose to endure innumerable difficulties and risks in their career, but debilitating penury should not be one of them."

Read more form Frontline Freelance board member John D McHugh

Four to Follow #4 on Witness

Four to Follow #4

This month we showcase work from another four talented members of the African Photojournalism Database; Laeïla Adjovi, Ley Uwera, Jodi Windvogel and Jacques Nkinzingabo. 

See their work

Video of the month
Amber Bracken talks about her 2017 Photo Contest winning series, Standing Rock (Contemporary Issues, first prize stories) in this interview.
Anuar Patjane Floriuk's 'Whale Whisperers'
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