Photo Challenge 2022

Photo challenge 2022: Be inspired by professionals

Do you have an idea for your photo, but can’t quite contextualize it? Maybe you are struggling to find out what freedom of speech means to you and how to take a picture of it? On 15 May we close the submission process for this year’s photo challenge, and we are ready to share this year’s jury with you all. As we are closing in on the deadline we also wanted to provide you with some inspiration from the annual World Press Photo Contest.

The World Press Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Contest focuses on the work done by press photographers and documentary photographers  throughout the year. After judging 64 823 entries by 4 066 photographers from 130 countries, they have landed on 24 regional winners. From those 24 they will choose four global winners. We suggest that you take some time to be inspired by the work of these photographers. They are experts in telling stories through photography, and maybe their work provides you with new ideas and thoughts in connection to your own photography. 

You’ll find a selection of this year’s regional winners below. You can see more of the winners here.

Our jury

Here we present our jury for the photo challenge. Together they have a variety of skills and different experiences, and we are so proud that they have agreed to review your photo submissions. Take some time to check out the jury members and their work as a source of inspiration! 

Daniel Sannum Lauten
Committee member

Photojournalist Daniel Sannum Lauten (b. 1984), based in Oslo Norway, has been working as photojournalist since the age of 15. He started his career in the local newspaper Romerikes Blad.  Since 2001 Daniel has worked with daily Dagbladet, in Norway’s biggest daily newspaper VG, and today TV 2 Norway. Daniel has also been photojournalist for AFP-Agence France Press in the Nordic Region.  Today Lauten is the editorial director in the photo department of TV 2. He oversees the photo coverage of news, sports and feature stories. 

Nanna Heitman
Committe member

Nanna Heitmann is a German-Russian award-winning documentary photographer who often works with the issue of isolation, be it physical, social or spiritual. She also deals with the very nature of how people react and interact with their environs. In 2021 she portrayed Dmitry Muratov in Novaya Gazeta for the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition. 

Anthony Wallace
Committee member

Anthony Wallace is an award-winning photojournalist based in Seoul, where he is Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer for North and South Korea. Prior to this post, he spent five years as the agency’s chief photographer in Hong Kong. He was an editor at AFP’s Asia-Pacific Photo Desk from 2012 to 2016.

Hannah Reyes
Committee member

Hannah Reyes Morales is a renowned photographer in the Philippines, who has documented the recent “War on Drugs” launched by President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila. For the Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2021, she portrayed Maria Ressa and has made a photo series about the role of social media in the Philippines.

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