Amsterdam and World Press Photo 15

World Press Photo Award days

L-R: Darcy Padilla, Ben C. Solomon, Glenna Gordon, Malin Fezehai, me and Turi Calafato Photo: Tim Matsui

L-R: Darcy Padilla, Ben C. Solomon, Glenna Gordon, Malin Fezehai, me and Turi Calafato Photo: Tim Matsui

photo: world press photo

photo: world press photo

Photo: Lars Dareberg

Photo: Lars Dareberg

Being in Amsterdam for the World Press Photo Award was really inspiring but also overwhelming. Each photographer had 10 minutes to present their excellent work and all photographers were deeply versed into their topics. Really strong and important stories were told along with working conditions. Photographers and the audience were sometimes crying and sometimes laughing. 

Seeing all this important work made me forget that photojournalism is in crisis. It brings back hope to photojournalism and the impact it has on life. The final speech at the award ceremony by Mads Nissen was eloquent and truly  inspiring, read his speech on World Press Photo website.

Except from long days of lectures, there was also time for networking and some really good fun with amazing people.