For six decades, World Press Photo has been expanding its mission as an independent nonprofit, drawing on experience to guide visual journalists, storytellers, and audiences around the world.
With our worldwide exhibitions, and festival, we showcase stories that make people stop, feel, think and act. Our contests reward the best in visual journalism and digital storytelling. Our Develop programs – the 6×6 Global Talent Program, the African Photojournalism Database, and the Joop Swart Masterclass – encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. Through our Explore program, we encourage debate and research on the important issues facing our community. Witness, our online magazine, publishes new talent and new thinking in visual journalism and storytelling.