World.Report Award 2018 Introduction

The Festival of Ethical Photography is pleased to present the eighth edition of the World.Report Award.

The Festival of Ethical Photography of Lodi was created and is managed purely on a voluntary basis. Its purpose is to bring the general public close to ethically significant contents using photography as a means of communication and knowledge, analysing different nuances of the fine relationship between ethics, communication and photography.

The Festival has come to the attention of the public thanks to the quality of its exhibitions and the participation of worldwide known photographers present in previous editions. The Festival wants to be at the service of photojournalism, of the kind of photography that tells stories, that makes you think and that is more and more difficult to be seen in the media.

The World.Report Award aims at a new form of social commitment through photography. The award is open to both professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. The award will give attention to works focusing on people and their social or cultural stories; public or private, minor or crucial, major human tragedies or smaller daily life stories, changes and immutability.

The main focus of the evaluation of the reportages (Master, Spot Light, Short Story, Single Story, Student, Non-profit sections), will be the story that the project tells through compelling images submitted.

It is with great pleasure that we introduce two new categories.

The first one is dedicated to students of photography. There is no age limit. This section will focus on a reportage produced by a photographer who is currently attending a school of photography or who has recently graduated but no earlier than 2017.

The second one is dedicated to the large world of non-profit organizations that use photography as a tool of communication, investigation, and reflection.