At Canon, photography is more than just a business, it is a part of our heritage and part of our DNA.

For more than 70 years now we have been striving to provide the best photographic tools in the world. We know that the World Press Photo winners rely on their equipment and these are the tools of their trade. Photographers often have to shoot in the toughest conditions, and with the help of our photographers we will strive to provide cameras that match their requirements. Canon is proud that numerous previous prize winners have chosen to shoot their winning images on Canon equipment.

Since the inception of the EOS range in 1987, we have constantly developed new technology to improve the working life of photographers around the world. Over the last 25 years we have sold over 50 million cameras and 80 million EF lenses. Our optical heritage is a cornerstone of our entire product range from our printers to our semi-conductor manufacturing and medical imaging equipment.

Now in its 60th year, the World Press Photo contest is universally acknowledged as the world’s premier competition for photojournalism and its accolades are coveted by photographers across the world. We feel hugely privileged to have a partnership with World Press Photo that has spanned more than 20 eventful years since beginning in 1992. The incredible images from this year’s entrants have continued to raise the bar for photojournalism and we would like to congratulate each and every entrant for their fantastic contribution.

See Canon's coverage of the 2017 Photo Contest's winning images