ANNOUNCING World Press Photo NEXT #05 / by Alrik Swagerman

Very excited to announce the online publication of the 12 photo essays of World Press Photo Next#05! View them on

Next#05 offers a view into the future of visual storytelling by showcasing the work of twelve promising photographers, whose talent and passion comes into focus in the World Press Photo Foundation’s annual Joop Swart Masterclass. The last months I've been working with the World Press Photo team, the 12 photographers and mentors to create this site on our Viewbook platform. The photographers have direct access to one Viewbook account and publish their works directly. At first as an 'in progress' behind the scenes view and now the edited series, which they can keep adding to. Very honoured to be working with such passionate people!

Eman Helal, Egypt
István Bielik, Hungary
Alejandro Cegarra, Venezuela
Victor Dragonetti, Brazil
Édouard Elias, France
Capucine Granier-Deferre, France
Noriko Hayashi, Japan
Arash Khamooshi, Iran
Evgeny Makarov, Germany
Guy Martin, UK
Wissam Nassar, Palestinian Territories
Christian Werner, Germany

Concepting and project management by Rebecca Simmons (WPPh)
Partnership, concepting and website realisation by Alrik Swagerman
Concepting and Graphic Design by Teun van de Heijden (Heijdens Karwei)
Site editing by Volkan Duvan (WPPh)