Exclusively on WeTransfer: Three interviews with World Press Photo winners

13 FEBRUARY 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
For the second year in a row, WeTransfer is proud to partner with The World Press Photo Foundation to tell the stories of the Foundation’s award-winning photographers. This year we feature the works of American photographer Ami Vitale with her series 'Pandas Gone Wild', Chilean photographer Tomas Munita with 'Cuba On the Edge of Change' and Finnish photographer Markus Jokela with his intimate account of Table Rock, Nebraska.

For the second year in a row, WeTransfer is proud to partner with The World Press Photo Foundation to tell the stories of the Foundation’s award-winning photographers. This year we feature the works of American photographer Ami Vitale with her series Pandas Gone Wild, Chilean photographer Tomas Munita with Cuba On the Edge of Change and Finnish photographer Markus Jokela with his intimate account of Table Rock, Nebraska.

WeTransfer’s mission is to enable the effortless transfer of ideas from one creative mind to many. We also celebrate and showcase some of the best creative work from around the world.

This year, WeTransfer has exclusive interviews with three of the World Press Photo’s (WPP) winners which explore how and why the award-winning work came together.

“It feels more and more difficult to make sense of the world right now,” says Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief at WeTransfer. “Photojournalism is a great way for people to tell a whole host of stories we may not usually hear, but which are vital that we try and understand. We’re delighted to work with World Press again to promote the winners’ work on WeTransfer.com, and dive a little deeper on our dedicated content platform This Works.”

The World Press Photo foundation’s photography contest has been held annually since 1955 and showcases the best in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling. Its exhibition, featuring the winning work, travels the world and attracts more than four million people every year.

About WPP

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation was set-up in 1955, when a group of Dutch photographers decided to organise a contest to showcase their work to international colleagues. It has since grown to become an important force in the development and promotion of the work of visual journalists.

Header Image by Ami Vitale (for National Geographic Magazine, from 'Pandas Gone Wild', www.amivitale.com) . For credit for the additional images below, please refer to the attached 'Photography Credits' document.

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"It feels more and more difficult to make sense of the world right now. Photojournalism is a great way for people to tell a whole host of stories we may not usually hear, but which are vital that we try and understand. We’re delighted to work with World Press again to promote the winners’ work on WeTransfer.com, and dive a little deeper on our dedicated content platform This Works." Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief at WeTransfer
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