Shymkent, Kazakhstan

20 December 2018 to 2 January 2019
Miras University,

Visitors information

Miras University

2 Sapak Datka str.

Shymkent

Kazakhstan

+7 (7252) 33-77-77


http://miras.edu.kz/university/index.php/en

 

The grand opening will be dedicated to the International Human Rights Day. The Exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture of a WPP staff member to university students on the topic of freedom of the press.

 

Sponsored by:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Astana
Soros Foundation Kazakhstan

Visiting hours

Monday to Saturday: 09.00 – 20.00
Closed on Sundays

Free admission

Event Location

2 Sapak Datka str., Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Organization details

Our World 2016-2018, Katowice, Poland

Muzeum Śląśkie w Katowicach

Muzeum Śląśkie w Katowicach

1 December 2018 to 14 December 2018
Muzeum Śląśkie w Katowicach,

Visitors information

Muzeum Śląśkie w Katowicach

Dobrowolskiego 1, Str. 40-205

Katowice

Poland

0048 32 213 08 33 or 0048 530 696 626


http://www.muzeumslaskie.pl

 

This special exhibition showcases award-winning photography from the World Press Photo Contests 2016 - 2018 that portrays our natural world and human impact on the environment. All visitors can see the exhibition at the Muzeum Śląśkie w Katowicach, during the COP24 in Katowice, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Nature category is for imagery showing flora, fauna, and landscapes in their natural state. In 2018, recognizing the importance of ecological issues, the World Press Photo Foundation introduced the Environment category for work documenting human impact, positive or negative, on the environment.

The annual World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories in one of the eight categories, an independent jury of professionals judges the photographs in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland

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Visiting hours

Daily: 10:00 - 20:00

Free admission

Event Location

Dobrowolskiego 1, Str. 40-205, Katowice, Poland

Organization details

Almaty, Kazakhstan

30 November 2018 to 13 December 2018
Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan,

Visitors information

Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan

44, mcrgn. Samal-1

Almaty 050000

Kazakhstan

+7 (727) 264-26-80


http://csmrk.kz

 

The grand opening will be dedicated to the International Human Rights Day. The Exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture of a WPP staff member to university students on the topic of freedom of the press.

 

Sponsored by:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Astana
Soros Foundation Kazakhstan

Visiting hours

Wednesday to Monday: 09.30 – 17.30
Closed on Tuesdays

Free admission

Event Location

44, mcrgn. Samal-1, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan

Organization details

Karaganda, Kazakhstan

10 November 2018 to 23 November 2018
Karaganda State University (KarGU) named after Buketov Arts School,

Visitors information

Karaganda State University (KarGU) named after Buketov Arts School

Karbysheva, 7, building 11

Karagandy 100026

Kazakhstan

+7 (721) 235-14-20

 

The grand opening will be dedicated to the International Human Rights Day. The Exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture of a WPP staff member to university students on the topic of freedom of the press.

 

Sponsored by:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Astana
Soros Foundation Kazakhstan

Visiting hours

Monday to Saturday: 08.00 – 19.00
Closed on Sundays

Free admission

Event Location

Karbysheva, 7, building 11, Karagandy 100026, Kazakhstan

Organization details

Maputo, Mozambique

22 November 2018 to 13 December 2018
Tunduru Garden,

Visitors information

Tunduru Garden

Rua Henrique de Sousa

Maputo

Mozambique

 

Visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 on its world-wide tour, showcasing the stories that matter with photography from the 61st annual World Press Photo contest. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 73,000 photographs entered by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries.

In addition to the World Press Photo Exhibition, a special exhibition of the World Press Photo Foundation’s 6x6 Global Talent Program, and the results of the Mozambican Photo Contest 2018 on Religion and Beliefs will be shown.

The 6x6 exhibition showcases stories by the six selected African talents, with a feature on the six South American talents. The Mozambican Photo Contest 2018 on Religion and Beliefs will be accompanied by lectures and debates, reflecting on media development and religion and beliefs in Mozambique.

Visiting hours

Daily: 09.00-18.00

Tickets: free

Event Location

Rua Henrique de Sousa, Maputo, Mozambique

Organization details

Sponsors

Embassy of the Netherlands, Maputo www.netherlandsandyou.nl

New major awards for 2019 contests

Save the date: 2019 Contest

  • Introducing new headline awards
  • Increased value of contest prizes
  • Changes in the categories
  • New entry website
  • Key points for 2019 Photo Contest entries

The World Press Photo Foundation is introducing three major new awards for the 2019 contests. These new awards will be on a par with the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’ and will  put the spotlight on the stories that matter. The new awards are the ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ in the Photo Contest, and for the Digital Storytelling Contest, the ‘World Press Photo Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘World Press Photo Online Video of the Year’. The winners of these four headline awards will receive €10,000 each. This means all contest winners will share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value.

2019 Photo Contest: ‘Story of the Year’
The World Press Photo of the Year award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year. The new award for the World Press Photo Story of the Year will honor the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance that year. On 20 February 2019, the six nominees for Photo of the Year, and three nominees for Story of the Year will be announced. The winners will be announced at the Awards Show on 11 April 2019.

Anna Lena Mehr, the newly appointed director of contests at the World Press Photo Foundation, says: “There are so many powerful stories to be highlighted. This new story of the year award, beyond recognizing incredible visual creativity and skills, is also awarding the commitment, the edit, and the storytelling skills of visual journalists.”

There are two other significant changes to the categories for the 2019 Photo Contest:

  • the former People category is now called Portraits
  • the acceptance of portfolios to the Sports category is being emphasized by adding it to the category's definition

2019 Digital Storytelling Contest: the ‘Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘Online Video of the Year’
“Digital storytelling is a fixture now”, explains Anna Lena Mehr. “By adding these prizes of the year, we hope it will draw more attention to the different and creative formats of visual journalism there are today and will help get more attention to these incredible stories worldwide.”

In response to developments in the media and technology, the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest will adopt a more flexible approach to awards in the Interactive category. The diversity of formats in this category will be celebrated through three equally-weighted awards in the form of “Best ...”. The jury will decide which productions stand out and then determine which "Best of" awards to make, such as Best VR, Best use of AI, Best Webdoc, or other inspiring formats.

On 20 February 2019, the three nominees for Interactive of the Year and the three nominees for Online Video of the Year will be announced. The winners will be announced in April 2019. Read the full description of the awards and categories here.

Key points for 2019 Photo Contest entries
Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation, says: "We want the contest to showcase a more diverse and comprehensive representation and perspective of our world. We are campaigning again this year to encourage professional journalists from around the world to enter. We sometimes hear that visual journalists are hesitant to enter, as they don’t believe their stories to be good enough. We encourage all visual storytellers to participate in both contests so the juries have the broadest array of work to choose from.”

The key features of the 2019 Photo Contest are:

  • It is free to enter
  • Open to all professionals around the world
  • Work is presented anonymously to the jury
  • It is independently judged by leaders in visual journalism
  • Winners are showcased in global exhibitions and yearbook
  • Winners share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value

This year, entries for the photo contest will be submitted through the professional photography platform Picter. This platform is specialized in photo contests, offering the best user experience with the most advanced technology. This year every single entrant, including previous contestants, must provide a valid document that confirms their professional status. There are five ways to show professional status, and the details can be found here.

The 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest will open for submissions on 3 December 2018. Entrants will need to register by 3 January 2019 (12 noon CET) and submit their entries by 8 January 2019 (12 noon CET). Find out more about the 2019 Photo Contest

The 9th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest will open for submissions on 3 December 2018. Entrants will need to submit their entries by 8 January 2019 (12 noon CET). Find out more about the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest

#WPPh2019
www.worldpressphoto.org/2019contest

Posted October 23 2018

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

22 November 2018 to 12 December 2018
The National Museum of History of Moldova,

Visitors information

The National Museum of History of Moldova

31 August 1989 street, nr. 121 A, MD 2012

Chisinau

Republic of Moldova

(+373 22) 24-43-25


https://www.nationalmuseum.md/ro/

Visiting hours

Daily: 10.00-17.00
Friday: Closed

Tickets:
General audience: 10 lei
Students: 5 lei

Event Location

31 August 1989 street, nr. 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Organization details

Astana, Kazakhstan

24 October 2018 to 6 November 2018
Kazakh Humanitarian Law University,

Visitors information

Kazakh Humanitarian Law University

Korgalzhin highway, 8

Astana 010000

Kazakhstan

+7 7172 70 3030


http://kazguu.kz/en/

 

The grand opening will be dedicated to the International Human Rights Day. Exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture of a WPP staff member to university students on the topic of freedom of the press.


Local sponsor information:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Astana

Soros Foundation Kazakhstan

 

Visiting hours

08.00 – 20.00
Closed on Sundays

Free

Event Location

Korgalzhin highway, 8 , Astana 010000 , Kazakhstan

Organization details

Announcing the results of the African edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program

The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to announce the six selected talents from Africa in the fourth edition of the 6x6 Global Talent Program.

The 6x6 Program connects six under-recognized visual storytellers, from one of six regions at a time, to a global audience. As one of the foundation’s ‘Develop’ programs, 6x6 encourages diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives.

In a rolling process of nomination and selection, World Press Photo is now calling for nominations for the next edition, in North and Central America. The 6x6 Program welcomes applications, from around the world, to become a global nominator.

Nominations for visual storytellers from the global region of Africa were made by our growing community of over 100 global nominators. The following six talented photographers from Africa are:

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

As part of the opportunities for the selected talents, the 6x6 Global Talent Program will be featured alongside the World Press Photo 2018 Exhibition in Kuching, Malaysia from 29 September - 27 October. This exhibition focuses on stories by the six Southeast Asia and Oceania talents, with a feature on the six talents selected from Africa. This follows the first exhibition of the 6x6 Program at LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism in Germany, earlier this year.

On nominating Gulshan Khan, Neo Ntsoma (South Africa), photojournalism trainer & photographer at Neo Ntsoma Productions, said: 

“Her interest in identity, transition and belonging within a post-colonial South Africa continues to direct her visual representations of the human condition and the world around her. It is her sensitivity, and the respect that she has for people that I feel comes through in her work, and is eventually the underlying strength of her photography. Gulshan is a believer that political and socio-economic awareness helps direct powerful visuals.

On nominating Heba Khamis, Søren Pagter (Denmark), photojournalism department head The Danish School of Media and Journalism said: 

“Heba Khamis' projects show that she's able to work with very intimate and difficult topics in a compassionate and ethically correct way. Her project ‘Banned Beauty’ about breast ironing in Cameroon is visually strong and challenging. Her project ‘Undocumented’, about sex work in Germany, shows her respect for the people whom she photographs.”

On nominating Manyatsa Monyamane, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (USA), photographer, said: 

“Manyatsa is a technically solid photographer with expert lighting and composition techniques. She uses these skills to articulate nuanced stories on body positivity and the often overlooked communities of the elderly in South Africa. Her approach is ethical and respectful.”

On nominating Rahima Gambo, Søren Pagter (Denmark), photojournalism department head The Danish School of Media and Journalism said: 

“Rahima Gambo's project ‘Education is Forbidden’ is an important issue told in a visually interesting way with the use of mixed media. The straight forward reportage pictures tell us about daily life … whereas the drawings and the creative portraits give a depth to the story.”

On nominating Sarah Waiswa, Erika Larsen (USA), photographer said:

“I am nominating Sarah first and foremost because there is a genuine sense of humanness in her approach to creating. It expresses inquisitiveness, beauty, adoration, concern, mindfulness and pride. I would like to see more of her eye on Africa and the world.”

On nominating Zied Ben Romdhane, Rebecca Simons (Finland), independent curator, editor and educator said: 

“Zied is a documentary photographer who is using aesthetics in a tasteful way to invite the audience to his stories. His work is not pushing facts but instead he uses careful compositions that leaves room for the viewer to reflect on the images and their content.”

In addition to the exhibition, the work of the six talents will also be published and shared on the World Press Photo Foundation’s platforms, including an individual feature on Witness, our online magazine, for each of the talents.

See the results of the European and South American editions announced earlier this year, as well as the inaugural edition in Southeast Asia and Oceania announced in November 2017.


6x6 Global Talent Program: Call for Nominators
The World Press Photo Foundation is actively seeking suggestions or applications for nominators. To apply to be a global nominator, and for all questions about the program, please contact 6x6@worldpressphoto.org

Header Image, from left to right, top to bottom: Gulshan Khan (© Zubair Sader); Heba Khamis (© Ahmed Gaber); Manyatsa Monyamane (© Ofentse Tlholoe); Zied Ben Romdhane (© Aymen Omrani); Sarah Waiswa (© Osborne Macharia); and Rahima Gambo (© Francis Kokoroko).

Posted September 28 2018

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Cali, Colombia

19 October 2018 to 11 November 2018
Museo La Tertulia,

Visitors information

Museo La Tertulia

Avenida Colombia No. 5-105 Oeste – PBX: 8932939

Cali

Colombia


http://www.museolatertulia.com

 

Workshop for photography students and professionals
Friday, October 19.
Free (20 participants)

 

Visiting hours

Tue-Sat 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday 2:00 to 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays

General admission $12
Students $7

Event Location

Avenida Colombia No. 5-105 Oeste – PBX: 8932939, Cali, Colombia

Organization details

Sponsors

Embassy of the Netherlands in Colombia

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