World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 1955, the organisation is known for holding an annual press photography contest. Since 2011, World Press Photo has organised a separate annual contest for journalistic multimedia productions, and, in association with Human Rights Watch, the annual Tim Hetherington Grant.
We help visual journalists present their stories to a global audience that seeks fresh insights and new perspectives, and celebrate the highest standards of visual journalism.
Through research, analysis, and debate involving both the profession and the public, we seek new opportunities and ways forward in meeting the many challenges confronting visual journalism.
The future of visual journalism depends on the dedication of new talent. Our many training schemes around the world, led by the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, foster both the craft of visual storytelling and good journalistic practice.
We are committed to freedom of inquiry and freedom of speech and, as they come under increasing threat, we are redoubling our efforts to connect with visual journalists and their global audience to create a positive future for reliable, high-quality reporting.