World Press Photo 2013
Call for applications
Group discussion work situation and learning needs. Tunis, 15-9-2012, © Hamideddine Bouali
World Press Photo invites photojournalists from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia to apply to participate in the first of three Reporting Change workshops. The first workshop will focus on the development of the participant’s technical, journalistic and visual skills. Storytelling and multimedia workshops will be held in 2013 with separate application processes. The three Reporting Change workshops will be organized in the framework of ‘Reporting Change: Investigating and documenting transition in the Middle East and North Africa’. This joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch runs between 2012 and 2014 and consists of training programs for visual journalists by World Press Photo, as well as research and advocacy by Human Rights Watch.
The first workshop: Photojournalism - technical, journalistic and visual skills
The first workshop ‘photojournalism skills’ is now open to applications. Between December 2012 and February 2013, three courses will be given to 36 North African photojournalists (12 participants per course), who will be offered the opportunity to improve their technical, journalistic and visual skills. All workshops will be organized in the region and in cooperation with local partners. They will be taught by regional and established photojournalists who have been trained by World Press Photo.
Who can apply
Nationals and permanent residents of Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, with a minimum of six months and a maximum of five years experience working as a professional photojournalist and a basic understanding of English.
For further application details please visit the website: http://workshop.worldpressphoto.org
Locations and dates
The three courses in the first workshop will take place in the following countries:
Tunisia: December 2012
Morocco: January 2013
Algeria: February 2013
Deadline for applications
The deadline to register and receive a username and password is 11 October 2012.
The deadline to submit an application is 15 October 2012.
After 15 October, an international, professional and independent committee will select the 36 participants based on the full applications. To ensure fairness, the selection will take place anonymously.
To apply, please visit http://workshop.worldpressphoto.org. For questions or help, please contact World Press Photo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting Change project
The goal of the project is to document change and to give support to democratic processes in the region that is undergoing change. While each organization will concentrate on their respective fields of expertise, the programs will work toward a joint goal using complementary approaches — journalism training, in the case of World Press Photo, and research and advocacy in the case of Human Rights Watch — to reach a target audience that includes policymakers, journalists, civil society actors and the general public.
World Press Photo will be training strong, professional, and self-reliant visual journalism communities in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as documenting and exhibiting local perspectives of the regional changes.
Information on the other two workshops, the storytelling workshop, and the multimedia workshop will be provided later.
About World Press Photo
World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. We strive to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information. Our activities include organizing annual contests in visual journalism, exhibitions, and in World Press Photo Academy, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is run as an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where World Press Photo was founded in 1955.