April 2018

World Press Photo

Chosen from the 219 candidates nominated in March 2018, the 12 participants and 2 runners-up are:

  • Mustafah Abdulaziz, USA
  • Sharon Castellanos, Peru
  • Sabiha Cimen, Turkey
  • Samar Hazboun, Palestine
  • Alexandra Rose Howland, USA
  • Katinka Hustad, Norway
  • Ksenia Kuleshova, Russia
  • Philip Montgomery, USA
  • Leonard Pongo, Belgium
  • Ashfika Rahman, Bangladesh
  • Tasneem Sultan, Saudi Arabia
  • Cansu Yildiran, Turkey


  • Alfredo Bosco, Italy
  • Marie Hald, Denmark

The 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass is the 25th edition of this annual program. It will be held 23 – 29 September 2018 at the World Press Photo Foundation headquarters in Amsterdam. The participants will receive an immersive, hands-on educational experience with five prominent experts, as well as guest speakers, to discuss all aspects of their work and the profession. In preparation for the masterclass, the participants will execute a photo essay on one single theme. The essays will be discussed during sessions with the masters and edited into a publication. The theme and masters will be announced in May 2018.

Read more on World Press Photo’s website