10 YEARS CELEBRATION
Photopia and the World Press Photo Foundation are proud to bring a series of in-person educational workshops and events to Cairo and Alexandria in November.
This visit from the World Press Photo team is dedicated to sharing knowledge about photojournalism and documentary photography - to inspire and support a new generation of photographers. As part of the program, World Press Photo programs and outreach manager Anita Huynh and communications and projects manager Mercedes Almagro, will give editorial workshops, present lectures and participate in panel discussions. The WPP team will be joined by World Press Photo Contest winners Heba Khamis for portfolio reviews and the public talk, and Rehab El Dalil for the public talk and meet-up in Cairo.
World Press Photo is a global platform connecting the world to the stories that matter: the contest is one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, the exhibitions travel to 100 locations each year, and World Press Photo’s Instagram account has over 1.6 million followers across the globe.
This program is possible with the full support from the Dutch Embassy in Cairo.
Portfolio reviews by Heba Khamis
Participants have to be photographers with an existing body of work in photojournalism or documentary photo stories.
Editorial workshops by World Press Photo
World Press Photo presents an editorial workshop about how to prepare your work to enter a contest and/or pitch to a publication. This workshop provides practical advice and guidance on important steps you should take when pitching a project: what's important when editing work for print or online; how to write captions; and understanding the different needs of the viewer/publication. With World Press Photo’s Anita Huynh and Mercedes Almagro.
Public talks: World Press Photo: Past, present and future
Everyone is welcome to this public talk that will look at the role of photojournalism in the media landscape and World Press Photo in the past, present and future. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with World Press Photo winners Rehab El Dalil and Heba Khamis.
Meet and greet networking
Inviting photographers and photographic community to meet, mingle and exchange ideas with the World Press Photo winners, World Press Photo team and the Photopia team.