Authentic images and stories of the past year, from region to region
World Press Photo has made the biggest change in its seven-decade history for this year’s contest, by making the pre-selection process for the world’s most prestigious competition regional, expecting a more nuanced assessment of local events. From now on, entries from the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, South East Asia and Oceania, will be judged separately, and their selection will be sent to the global jury.
The international jury selected 138 of the 64,823 photos submitted by 4066 photojournalists from 130 countries.
These changes will, it is hoped, give us an even better insight into what is happening in the world around us, through the various forms of documentary photography.
Curators: Marika Cukrowski, Révész Tamás