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Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286368

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286368.001.0001

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World Press Photo

World Press Photo

Developing World Photography

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Zeynep Devrim Gürsel

University of California Press

This chapter examines World Press Photo, an international platform for photography that runs the world's most international and prestigious annual competition in photojournalism. In addition to fieldwork conducted at World Press Photo's Awards Days 2004 and the fiftieth anniversary in 2005, this chapter is based on the author's experience at the Masterclass offered in Amsterdam for a highly selective group of a dozen international photographers, and at a seminar for young photojournalists in a developing country held over the course of three years. World Press Photo contributes to a discourse of photography as a universal storytelling medium while also offering seminars in “developing” countries aimed at training promising photographers in how to see in very particular ways. Thus, the world in World Press Photo is not one that is given but one that can be developed through photography.

Keywords:   World Press Photo, international photographers, photography seminars, photojournalism

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