World Press Photo presenteerde vandaag haar vernieuwde website op www.worldpressphoto.org. Naar eigen zeggen is de site optimaal geschikt gemaakt voor het tonen van de winnende foto’s en het gebruik voor educatieve doeleinden. Nieuw is de uitgebreide achtergrondinformatie bij de winnende foto’s. Deze is in zes talen beschikbaar. Ook is er, anders dan voorheen, een apart deel ingericht voor de resultaten van de Joop Swart Masterclass.
Het volledige persbericht (Engels):
‘Today World Press Photo has launched a new website as a step forward in
its strategy to invest in online initiatives to fulfill its mission.
Under the motto: "We exist to inspire understanding of the world through
quality photojournalism", the new site is designed to showcase the
award-winning photography in a wider context than before, and also to
provide a platform for educational resources and publishing activities
under the new Academy section.
Managing director Michiel Munneke: "The new website enables World Press
Photo to expand on its mission to advance and support photojournalism
and to promote the free exchange of information. Through this website,
we hope to engage photographers more strongly and serve new audiences
around the world."
In the Gallery section, prize-winning photography takes center stage
with a detailed context page for each image, which includes information
such as caption information in six languages, a map showing the location
where the photograph was taken, technical information, related links,
interviews with the photographer and more. The galleries also provide
access to the photographer profile pages, which is intended to grow into
a network resource.
The website also presents more opportunity for visitors to actively
engage with the content through features such as a library of embeddable
videos of talks and lectures as part of the expanding Academy
initiatives for advancing and supporting photojournalism and
photojournalists in their work. In the Events section, there is also
expanded exhibition information and campaign tools for exhibitions such
as banners and eCard invitations.
The launch of the new website represents the first stage of development
and World Press Photo will continue to expand the resources available
online. For the new website, World Press Photo extended its long-lasting
partnership with MediaCatalyst, cooperating in strategy, design,
project- and technical management. The website was built by One Agency,
a Belgian agency home to one of the leading Drupal teams.
World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high
standards in photojournalism worldwide. We strive to generate wide
public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and
for the free exchange of information. Our activities include organizing
an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism
through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press
photography through a variety of publications.’