Photo Contest Jury

Judging the 2018 World Press Photo Contest is an intensive three-week process.

The judging begins on 13 January 2018, and the nominees will be announced on 14 February 2018.

In the first week of judging, the work is done by four specialist juries.

1. The News and Documentary categories
(comprises General News, Spot News, Long-Term Projects and Contemporary Issues)

Chair: Magdalena Herrera, France, director of photography Geo France
Zohra Bensemra, Algeria, chief photographer NW Africa Reuters
Jon Jones, United Kingdom, independent photography editor and curator
Alice Martins, Brazil, photojournalist
Laurence Tan, Singapore, assignment editor Getty Images

2. Sports category

Chair: Thomas Borberg, Denmark, photo-editor-in-chief Politiken
Wong Maye-E, Singapore, photojournalist
Simon Bruty, UK, photographer

3. Nature and Environment categories

Chair: Whitney C. Johnson, USA, deputy director of photography National Geographic
Britta Jaschinski, Germany, photographer and co-founder Photographers Against Wildlife Crime
Tony Wu, USA, photo-naturalist

4. People category

Chair: Jérôme Huffer, France, head of photo department Paris Match
Joana Choumali, Ivory Coast, photographer
Carla van de Puttelaar, the Netherlands, photographer and art historian

In the second week, Magdalena Herrera will be joined by the chairs of the three other specialist juries, plus three new members, to make up the general jury who chooses the final winners:

General Jury
Chair: Magdalena Herrera, France, director of photography Geo France
Thomas Borberg, Denmark, photo-editor-in-chief Politiken
Marcelo Brodsky, Argentina/Spain, visual artist
Jérôme Huffer, France, head of photo department Paris Match
Whitney C. Johnson, USA, deputy director of photography National Geographic
Bulent Kiliç, Turkey, chief photographer Turkey Agence France Presse
Eman Mohammed, Palestinian Territories, photojournalist

Secretaries
David Griffin, USA, owner DGriffinStudio
Silvia Omedes, Spain, independent curator and director Photographic Social Vision Foundation