Southeast Asia and Oceania

For the inaugural edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program, the following six talented visual storytellers were selected from more than a hundred projects that represented Southeast Asia and Oceania:

With Lars Boering, Managing Director of World Press Photo, as chair, the online selection committee comprised:

  • Ng Swan-Ti, photographer and managing director of PannaFoto Institute (Indonesia)
  • Heidi Romano, photographer and festival director (Australia)
  • Wang Hui Fen, deputy picture editor of The Straits Times (Singapore)
  • Patrick Witty, deputy director of photography, digital, at National Geographic (USA) (Note: Witty was removed as a selector on 19 December 2017, the day World Press Photo first learnt of his unacceptable behavior)

See the announcement, and find out more about the nomination process

The countries included in this region are:
Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Christmas Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand and Pacific islands.