Organisers of the yearly World Press Photo Contest has announced the founder of VII Photo Agency , UK, Gary Knight as the chair of the jury of the 2014 competition.
Knight, a photographer heads an international jury of 18 leading professionals in the field of photojournalism. The jury will select the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 1 February until 13 February 2014. Full list of judges will be announced later.
As a yearly event, World Press Photo is regarded as the leading photojournalism contest in the world, and free to enter for all professional photojournalists and their representatives. The entry website will open at the beginning of December 2013.
The results of the contest will be announced on 14 February 2014 in a press conference and on the foundation’s website.
Gary Knight is a photographer, the founder of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership, co-founder of the VII Photo agency and the GroundTruth Project. He divides his time between academia and long-term photography projects. Knight was previously a jury member in the 2004 and 2006 Photo Contests and chaired the jury in 2008.