Tuesday, December 21, 2010

World Press Photo

I received this email about the 2011 World Press Photo contest. It's one of the major contests in the world, enter if you can.

Dear friend of World Press Photo,

We have officially opened the 2011 World Press Photo Contest, the 54th edition of the leading international competition in the field of photojournalism. Entries from all over the world already have been coming in, and they will continue to do so right up to the deadline on 23.59 CET on 13 January 2011. Material can be submitted via our
web entry site. This year the categories of Sports, Nature and Portraits will once again be judged by specialized juries during the first round.

In deciding which pictures to submit, see the
advice of jury chairman David Burnett: Be your own toughest editor. If you are not tough on yourself, we will be. One bad picture in a story takes away the merit of two good ones.

Introducing the 2011 jury
Find out more about the 19 professionals who will be judging the forthcoming contest on
our website. The jury members will come from five continents to take part in the judging in Amsterdam, which will take place from 29 January to 10 February 2011.

Perspectives on the 17th Joop Swart Masterclass
In the autumn, 12 young photographers and six masters gathered in Amsterdam for the 17th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass themed Persistence. On
our website you can share in the learning process and see the work produced.

Celebrating African journalism with Twenty Ten
The 2010 World Cup is over and we now have the chance to reflect on all the media produced during our training program for African journalists. An exhibition and documentary are spreading the stories created through the project.
Through our own eyes premiered in Amsterdam on 11 November.

The multimedia exhibition Twenty Ten on the Road opened in Cape Town, South Africa on 18 November. The exhibition, which began its tour in Amsterdam in June and will continue to three African locations in 2011, features over 70 photo stories, multimedia productions and news articles.

World tour 2010 exhibition continues
The exhibition continues to draw photography lovers at venues around the world. At the Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesniej in Opole, Poland, the show celebrates its tenth anniversary until 21 December. In Lucca, central Italy, it is part of the Lucca Digital Photo Festival until 12 December. And in Istanbul, where the exhibit runs from 17 December to 9 January, the side events include a workshop by award winner Pieter ten Hoopen. Click
here for the full calendar.

During the opening of the exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall in London, we interviewed several winners and jury members, also taking the opportunity to speak with visitors of the exhibition.

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