On the 28th of November, World Press Photo, GivingTuesday and many photographers worldwide join forces to create an online solidarity exhibition of Giving Photos. The aim is to raise money for exhibitions in countries where press freedom is at risk.
Support your fellow photographers
Are you a photographer and do you want to support press freedom in countries that are especially at risk? Join our online #GivingPhoto solidarity exhibition on GivingTuesday on the 28th of November.
With this campaign, we invite you to join us in an initiative that seeks to break through the barriers of censorship and celebrate freedom of speech in some of the world’s most challenging regions.
3 Simple steps to participate
Take a photo of pick one from your portfolio that respresents the word ‘giving’ for you.
Think of ‘giving’ in the broadest sense of the word. For some this might be a physical gesture such as putting an arm around someone, for others giving stands for sharing your voice in a protest. It could be anything, as long as it is hopeful and positive and that it makes the world a better place.
Share your photo on the 28th of November on your social media channels (Story/Feed) with the hashtag #GivingPhoto
By using the hashtag, you become a part of our online solidarity exhibition. So please do not forget this one to become part of something bigger.
Add a text to your photo in which you 1. explain why you are posting this photo and 2. call for donations. For example:
“Today, I am posting a #GivingPhoto to draw your attention to something important, namely: freedom of press. In the Netherlands, people have access to quality visual information about the diversity that shapes our world. However, this is not the case in many other countries. Freedom of the press is under constant threat, with censorship and oppression silencing the voices that need to be heard the most.
Therefore World Press Photo and GivingTuesday are launching a fundraising campaign to create solidarity exhibitions in impact locations.
Donate today and be a catalyst for change. Join us in preserving diversity and quality photojournalism, one exhibition at a time.
Please go to www.givingtuesday.nl/actie/giving-photo for more information and donate.
Your photo matters
We live in a time where people understand the world through images. We are constantly exposed to visual information that shapes our ideas about the world we live in, as well as the people we share it with.
In the Netherlands, people have access to quality visual information about the diversity that shapes our world. However, this is not the case in many other countries, such as Egypt, Mexico and Bangladesh. Freedom of the press is under constant threat, with censorship and oppression silencing the voices that need to be heard the most.
Photo: Hannah Reyes Morales for The New York Times
World Press Photo is a Dutch non profit organization. Our mission is to connect the world to the stories that matter, to preserve press freedom, and to amplify the voices of those who often go unheard. We believe in the power of visual storytelling to transcend borders and ignite change. Today, we invite you to join us in an initiative that seeks to break through the barriers of censorship and celebrate freedom of speech in some of the world’s most challenging regions.
Certainly not! It’s about using your reach and network and bringing this campaign to the attention of people in your area. We do this by sharing our photos. This time it is not about who submits the most beautiful or best photo, it is about us working together for a good cause. Every photo counts just as much, whether it comes from an amateur photographer or an Award winning photographer, your contribution counts!
November 28, 2023 is GivingTuesday, the global day to do something good. On this Tuesday after Black Friday, we change ‘buying’ to ‘giving’ and care about someone else. On this hopeful day, together with as many photographers as possible, we would like to call on people to donate money to World Press Photo and take action as a collective.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a photo to share on your social media channels. For example, you can also share a photo of someone else or bring the campaign to the attention of your friends/family/colleagues without a photo. For example, forward the donation link via WhatsApp or talk about it at work. The purpose of sharing the campaign remains the most important: to raise money for exibitions in countries where press freedom is at risk.
Call on your fellow photographers to also take part in this solidarity campaign and share their hopeful images. You can share this page with them to provide them with all the information they need.
This campaign was set up in collaboration with the World Press Photo Foundation, a Dutch non-profit whose mission is to share the stories that really matter with the world, through the best photojournalism and documentary photography.