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Top photojournalists attend Joop Swart Masterclass as Canon renews World Press Photo sponsorship

Top photojournalists attend Joop Swart Masterclass as Canon renews World Press Photo sponsorship

© Michael Kooren

November 2012

An elite selection of some of the world’s best young photojournalists was in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 November for the 19th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. Named after a former chairman of the World Press Photo Foundation, the Joop Swart Masterclass gives up-and-coming photojournalists a unique opportunity to tackle problems facing the profession, and to focus on their own work and personal development whilst receiving expert feedback and advice from photographic 'Masters'. The Masterclass was held just days after Canon renewed its worldwide sponsorship of the World Press Photo Foundation for another three years, to extend a relationship that's been in place since 1992 (for more on this story, see below).

Twelve finalists were selected for the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass, from 165 nominees worldwide from 56 countries, to come face-to-face with five highly respected and experienced photographic industry practitioners for a series of presentations, discussions and individual sessions during the five-day event. This year’s finalists were Cemil Batur Gökçeer (Turkey), Maja Daniels (Sweden), Bieke Depoorter (Belgium), Ilkin Huseynov (Azerbaijan), Tatiana Ilina (Russia), Jia Dai Teng Fei (China), Hajime Kimura (Japan), Sofie Amalie Klougart (Denmark), Dhruv Malhotra (India), Muhammed Muheisen (Jordan), llvy Njiokiktjien (the Netherlands), and Anastasia Rudenko (Russia). Unfortunately Tatiana Ilina was unable to attend the event.

The five ‘Masters’ of the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass were: Jodi Bieber (South Africa, photographer, Institute for Artist Management), Ron Haviv (USA, photographer, VII Photo Agency), Markus Schaden (Germany, publisher, photo bookseller and curator), Mariko Takeuchi (Japan, photography critic and independent curator), and James Wellford (USA, Senior International Photo Editor, Newsweek).

Canon Explorer Ilvy Njiokiktjien attended the five-day Joop Swart Masterclass, and told CPN: “It was an amazing experience. What I learned most was that you really have to show people your work, go to different editors and make sure they know you – as long as they don’t know you, you won’t get any assignments! We did editing sessions where we looked at each others’ work. It was very useful to learn the different ways of editing – we had Markus Schaden, who taught us how to edit for a book; Ron Haviv showed us how to edit for a newspaper and James Wellford showed us the way that he would edit a story for Newsweek.”

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Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren (right) delivers a presentation of his work over the past few years during the 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

The Joop Swart Masterclass also included a special lecture by Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren in which he showcased a selection of his photojournalistic assignments over the past five years and explained how the recent advances in technology in Canon cameras have helped to expand his picture taking possibilities.

Ziv Koren told CPN: “The idea was to talk about the process of working on a story, from idea and production to execution and publication; the commitment to storytelling with pictures, and the necessity and obligation of a strong moral and ethical code due to the fact that we are losing the credibility of photojournalism, plus the technical aspects of the huge improvements in the new range of Canon gear and how that generates into better quality pictures.”

Speaking about Ziv Koren’s presentation Ilvy Njiokiktjien said: “He [Ziv] showed us his pictures and explained a lot of technical information about them. You could really see the difference [in picture quality] going back about five years and he showed how the grain is so much less now. He showed us his work and compared the [Canon] cameras – I really liked it. I know his work, so it was really interesting to see how he took the pictures.”

In the months leading up to the Joop Swart Masterclass, each participant prepared a photo essay on the theme ‘Trust’. These essays formed the core of intensive discussions during the week, and an edit of each photographer’s photos has been published in the new World Press Photo book, ‘Next#02’.

James Wellford, Senior International Photo Editor, Newsweek, wrote in the foreword of ‘Next#02’: “By telling stories with images, the photographer participates in an act of trust. Photography is a process that always remains unfinished, a never-ending enquiry, and something that when it works makes a powerful image indelible. Photographs do not end stories. They open them. They are moments to engage and absorb, which allow us to begin and continue a meaningful discourse with, and understanding of, the world.”

‘Next#02’ is a 160-page book that features more than 110 images and is available now in three language editions, which are distributed by Thames and Hudson (English), Benteli (German), and Blume (Spanish). To find out more, just click on the World Press Photo store link on the right hand side of this page.

* The Joop Swart Masterclass is supported by Delta Lloyd Group, CSM and Canon, who provide the participants with a grant. World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

Canon renews World Press Photo sponsorship

Canon has recently signed a new three-year renewal of its worldwide sponsorship of the World Press Photo Foundation. Canon has been a worldwide partner of World Press Photo since 1992 and the longstanding relationship with World Press Photo is fuelled by Canon’s passion to empower visual storytellers. By joining forces, Canon and World Press Photo help to nurture the talent of photojournalists who tell remarkable stories; stories that can open our eyes and inspire a greater understanding of the world around us.

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James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (left) and World Press Photo Managing Director, Michiel Munneke (right), sign the new three-year Canon worldwide sponsorship deal of the World Press Photo Foundation at the opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in London, 8 November 2012.

James Leipnik, Chief of Communication, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Images are an ever-more important part of journalism – photography has unparalleled power to bring stories to life and to generate emotional responses from viewers around the world. We are proud to continue our long association with the World Press Photo Foundation, which reflects our constant passion for delivering imaging innovation that empowers the world’s leading photojournalists to capture and share compelling images.”

World Press Photo’s Managing Director, Michiel Munneke, commented: “We have been able to grow and to expand our activities over the past 20 years thanks to the support of Canon and we greatly appreciate their continued commitment to our work, especially in the current economic climate.”