Amateur Photographer

Judging World Press Photo

Amy Davies: Can you tell us a bit about the shortlisting process?

It’s quite a rigorous process that the World Press Photo Foundation has outlined. I was on the jury last year so I was familiar with it. Having these parameters in place really helps – you have to create some way to make your way through 78,000 pictures. There are four specialist juries in the first week: there’s the news

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