David Friend to chair 2012 World Press
David Friend © Justin Bishop
The jury of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by David Friend, Vanity Fair's editor of creative development. The judging will take place in January-February 2012 in Amsterdam. Friend is chairing an international jury of 19 leading professionals in the field of photojournalism. The full list of judges will be announced later.
Based in New York, David Friend served as Life magazine's director of photography during the 1990s. As a correspondent, he covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere. As a web editor, he established Life.com and VanityFair.com. In 2008, he co-curated Vanity Fair, Portraits, winning the Lucie Award for curator of the year, together with Terence Pepper. David Friend served previously on the World Press Photo jury in 2009.