Touch: 16th Joop Swart Masterclass 2009

Amsterdam, 5th of November 2009. The launch of the book Touch in the Fotografiemuseum_Amsterdam. The book features photo essays on the theme Touch, as interpreted by the 12 young photographers, selected to come together with a group of masters for the 16th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, organized by World Press Photo every year since 1994. The participants were selected by an independent, international selection committee. The 12 photographers selected, among 179 candidates, to participate in the masterclass 2009: see here more info. The winner was Ali Akbar Shirjian from Iran with the serie My Life is My Message. Officials: Pieter Broertjes, Michiel Munneke, Kadir van Lohuizen, Gerrit-Jan Wolfensberger and the Masterclass 2009. An impression.
Photos: Jan Blankestein
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