World Press Photo 2013 Judging – Photo Contest

The judging around the 56th annual photo contest is starting and will certainly be an exciting time again. On Storify we'll share interesting bits, tweets and backstories around the judging process, so come back for daily updates!

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  1. An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 2 February until 14 February 2013. The 56th World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography for The Associated Press, USA who is replacing Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency. 

    His fellow jury members are:
    > Elisabeth Biondi, independent curator, Germany/USA (Portraits jury chair)
    > Bill Frakes, photographer Sports Illustrated, USA (Sports jury chair)
    > Staffan Widstrand, photographer and managing director Wild Wonders of Europe, Sweden (Nature jury chair)
    > Ghaith Abdul Ahad, special correspondent The Guardian, Iraq
    > Monica Allende, photo editor The Sunday Times Magazine, Spain
    Jérôme Bonnet, photographer, France
    > Rena Effendi, photographer, Azerbaijan
    > Jocelyn Bain Hogg, photographer, UK
    > Mayu Mohanna, photographer and curator, Peru
    > Riason Naidoo, director of the South African National Gallery, Iziko Museums of South Africa, South Africa
    > Anja Niedringhaus, photographer The Associated Press, Germany
    > Platon, photographer CLM/David Maloney, UK
    > Pim Ras, freelance photographer Algemeen Dagblad, the Netherlands
    > Barbara Stauss, photo director and founding member Mare magazine, Switzerland
    > Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator photography Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
    Véronique de Viguerie, photographer Reportage by Getty Images, France
    > Steve Winter, contributing photographer National Geographic magazine, USA
    > Gu Zheng, professor School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

    (Content and images are presented in reverse order.)


  2. THE WINNERS OF THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! AMAZING PHOTOJOURNALISM, CONGRATS TO ALL! 
    View the entire collection of winning images from the 56th World Press Photo Contest. The winners were selected from over 100,000 images submitted to the contest.
  3. Yesterday's phone call to Swedish photojournalist PAUL HANSEN, winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, announcing that he won the premier award:
  4. INTERVIEWS WITH THE 2013 PHOTO CONTEST JURY

    Jury chair Santiago Lyon speaks about the World Press Photo of the Year.

    Also interviews with Lyon, Sports jury chair Bill Frakes, Nature jury chair Staffan Widstrand speaks about the first round of judging.

  5. TODAY THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED!
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