Fujifilm inleder samarbete med World Press Photo Foundation 

I samarbetet ska man bland annat arbeta med workshops, utställningar och den årliga fototävlingen World Press Photo.

World Press Photo Foundation som varje år bland annat arrangerar den stora fototävlingen för bildjournalister – World Press Photo – har nu ingått i ett partnerskap tillsammans med Fujifilm.

I samarbetet kommer man i partnerskapet att hålla workshops för fotografer i tio städer runt om i världen under 2024 och möjligheten att tillsammans skapa utställningar.

Fujifilm har även tidigare sagt att man vill slå sig längre in i bildjournalistiken och har vid släppet av bland annat Fujifilm GFX 100 II nämnt att kameran kan passa för den som arbetar med reportage – något som nu alltså blir av.

Samtidigt släpps även tre datum för World Press Photo Contest: 3 april 2024 släpps de regionala vinnarna, 18 april 2024 de globala vinnarna och 19 april 2024 öppnar fotoutställningen med vinnarbilderna i Amsterdam.

Press release: Partnership with Fujifilm will help bring more support to photographers and more stories to the world

We are very pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation. Both organizations are committed to the development of the press and documentary photography community, and we look forward to working together.This partnership will help us bring striking images and compelling stories to an even wider audience than before through our worldwide exhibitions and online platforms.Benefits of the partnership include:

  • Support for our annual contest, exhibitions and other activities
  • Photographer workshops in 10 cities around the world in 2024 with more in following years
  • In-kind donation of photograph printing services
  • A large format mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM GFX100 II, with two GF lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries and dual battery charger for each of the four contest global winners
  • Sharing of knowledge and inspiration to better serve the photographer community

Joumana El Zein Khoury, Executive Director of World Press Photo Foundation said:“We are very pleased to announce this strategic partnership with Fujifilm. They share our mission to support the photographic community who bring important stories and images to the world. This strategic partnership will help us reach more people, improve our exhibitions, and directly support the news and documentary photography community.”Masato Yamamoto, Director, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Imaging Solutions Division, FUJIFILM Corporation said:“As Fujifilm celebrates its 90th anniversary on 20 January this year, we are excited to establish this strategic partnership, enabling us to contribute to the growth of trustworthy storytelling and global communication through the power of photography. Through this partnership with the World Press Photo Foundation, we support the creative individuals involved in the dynamic field of photography."

Fujifilm and past World Press Photo Contest winners

There have been numerous past winners who have used Fujifilm equipment to create their awarded work. Two examples include,

Y asuyoshi Chiba’s World Press Photo of the Year in 2020

 (shot using a FUJIFILM X-H1 camera), and Antonio Faccilongo’s 

World Press Photo Story of the Year in 2021

 (shot using a FUJIFILM X-T1 camera).Please note that the jury is not provided information about which equipment is used, and this is not a consideration in their deliberations.

Relevant upcoming dates

  • 3 April: 2024 World Press Photo Contest regional winners announced
  • 18 April: 2024 World Press Photo Contest global winners announced
  • 19 April: Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 opens in Amsterdam