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2013 World Press Photo Winners Announced

World Press Photo has announced the winners of its 2013 Multimedia Competition. In a press statement this morning, the jury chair Keith W. Jenkins said about the competition, “What we see in the winners this year is a high level of sophistication. The entries were uniformly high in quality. This is an evolving field that each year should and does produce higher quality projects.” To get a behind the scenes look at the judging process as it was unravelling, check out the World Press Photo 2013 Judging on Storify. Congratulations to this years winners. Online Short First: Into the Shadows Photography, direction and camera: Pep Bonet, Noor Images Producer, script and interviews: Line Hadsbjerg, Remarkable World Sound designer, music and multimedia editor: José Bautista, KanseiSounds Second: Living with a Secret Photography, video and production: Arkasha Stevenson, Los Angeles Times Executive producer: Marc Martin Third: Aleppo Battleground Images: Jérôme Sessini / Magnum Photos…

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Applications Open: Tim Hetherington Grant

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite press photographers and photojournalists around the world to apply for the second Tim Hetherington Grant. The annual grant, worth €20,000, will be awarded to a photographer to complete an existing project on a human rights theme. The judges will look for the qualities that defined Tim’s career when reviewing the applications: work that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the photographic subjects. Stephen Ferry received the first Tim Hetherington Grant in 2011 for his project Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict. Grant Details The Tim Hetherington Grant is a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch and was created to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington killed in Misrata, Libya…

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Twenty Ten project accepting applications from professional African journalists

Are you a professional African photo/multimedia journalist and you value free international training and a great opportunity in the run-up to, and during, the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010? World Press Photo Foundation, Free Voice, Africa Media Online and lokaalmondiaal welcome African photo/multimedia journalists to participate in a great multimedia training opportunity. What is Twenty Ten? The Twenty Ten project is inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup -which is being organized on the African continent for the first time- and the media opportunities this has to offer. Football is an integral aspect of life all over Africa, as well as in the rest of the world. This project aims to give African journalists a voice, both on the African continent, as worldwide. It offers African journalists the opportunity to present their own view of African reality, as opposed to depending on foreign news organizations. Twenty Ten is a…

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2009 World Press Photo Winners Announced

Anthony Suau, USA, for Time Congratulations to Anthony Suau, the 2008 World Press Photo of the Year winner for his image of an armed officer of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department moving through a home in Cleveland, Ohio, following eviction as a result of mortgage foreclosure. Jury chair MaryAnne Golon commented: "The strength of the picture is in its opposites. It's a double entendre. It looks like a classic conflict photograph, but it is simply the eviction of people from a house following foreclosure. Now war in its classic sense is coming into people's houses because they can't pay their mortgages."  (you can watch MaryAnne talk about the photo here) You can see the rest of the winners in either a gallery or a list.  There's some amazing work in here from around the world, definitely worth checking out.  Congratulations to all of the winners!

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World Press Photo Award Interviews Online

World Press Photo interviewed the 2008 winning photographers about their images, and has posted the interviews on their site. You can hear Tim Hetherington discuss his World Press Photo of the Year, listen to Platon speak about photographing Putin, and check out over 20 additional interviews. The 2007 Interviews are also online if you missed them last year.

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