April 2017 \ World News \ NETHERLANDS
World Press Photo Exhibition

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of The Netherlands, Mr. Alphonsus Stoelinga mentioned, “The press photographers, especially the ones reporting from the challenging zones, are risking their lives to bring the important news to us. We are happy that the World Press Photo Foundation, a Dutch organization, is undertaking significant steps in recognizing the true worth of such photographers, which they truly deserve!” 

The 2016 World Press Photo Contest

The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photo journalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard in the industry. This year the contest drew entries from around the globe: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images. The jury gave prizes in eight categories to 42 photographers from 21 countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey and USA.

The World Press Photo Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Established in 1955, it is an independent platform for international press photography. It has been holding annual press photography contests and supporting professional photojournalism on an international scale. This platform manifests itself in organizing annual travelling exhibitions of the prize-winning photographs from all over the world. The World Press Photo Foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The Statesman was the official media partner for the exhibition in New Delhi.