2013 Joop Swart Masterclass

One week. Six masters. Twelve photographers. In Amsterdam.

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  1. This is the story of the 20th edition of the Joop Swart Masterclass, which took place 2 November - 8 November 2013.
  2. 30 October - 1 November: The participants and masters arrive in Amsterdam, where the masterclass has been held since its inception in 1994, and the World Press Photo staff began setting up the accommodations for the week to come.
  3. Jochem setting up interview studio for 20th edition of Joop Swart Masterclass #WPPh_JSM13
  4. Saturday, 2 November: The first day of the masterclass was held in the World Press Photo office and included introductions by the staff, masters and participants.
  5. Classmates, World Press Photo HQ. #jsm13
  6. Start of the JoopSwartMasterclass #JSM13
  7. First night chilling in the hotel lobby #jsm13
  8. Sunday, 3 November: The editing begins. Each participant has produced a photo essay on the theme of "hope" and the goal for the end of the masterclass is to edit it for an online gallery on the World Press Photo website.
  9. Morning walk to our temporary home #jsm13
  10. Very first day of the JOOP SWART Masterclass
  11. Students, masters, prints, coffee, zebra. Class is in session. #jsm13
  12. Expectations and Presentations #JSM13
  13. Max Pam channels the spirit of Princess Diana. Day 1 of the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. #jsm13 @worldpressphoto #viiphoto
  14. New Chrismas gift from Canon europe, oh la la