Féminin Pluriel Amsterdam is delighted to invite you to a breakfast with the award nominees of the World Press Photo 2018 Photo Contest and the International Women’s Media Foundation.
World Press Photo Foundation
Connecting the world to the stories that matter
Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organised a contest to expose their work to an international audience, WWP is a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. The photo contest has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography competition, and the digital storytelling contest showcases online journalism. WWP exhibits winning stories to a worldwide audience of millions, educates the profession and the public on their making, and encourages debate on their meaning. The foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. WWP receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
World Press Photo Festival 2018
For the first time the annual festival will be held at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek – a new location chosen to offer a richer program with more exciting opportunities to discover the best in photojournalism and visual storytelling. Visitors can expect a varied program including workshops, meet-ups, and presentations with special guests and award-winning visual journalists, along with the renowned Sem Presser Lecture, supported by DuPho.
To attend the full programme of this year’s World Press Photo Festival, Féminin Pluriel members can acquire a one- or two day’s pass, valid through 12 April, with a 10% discount using the following discount code: FemininPluriel_10
About IWMF & Anja Niedringhaus
The International Women’s Media Foundation works to unleash the potential of female journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. Through IWMF’s programs and awards, they seek to ensure that female journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized and rewarded for their vital contributions at all levels of the news media. The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates female photojournalists whose work inspires us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms, and we celebrate visual journalism that inspires us to take action. We believe
that courage is reflected in everyday life, beyond the frontlines of conflict, and we seek candidates whose work reflects the values of Anja Niedringhaus through compassion, humanity, and a commitment to capturing the whole picture. In Anja’s words “I do my job simply to report on people’s courage with my camera and my heart.”
We will welcome the nominees at the restaurant Amsterdam Flavours in the Westergasfabriek on Saturday, April 14th 2018.