Until 2019 I was doing street photography in my free time as my personal work. Every now and then I sold a print or participated in an exhibition, but I was never really on a deadline. That changed in the beginning of 2020, when I took on a weekly street photography section in Dutch newspaper Het Parool.
The winners of World Press Photo 2018 were announced in Amsterdam this weekend. A lot of the nominated and winning photographers joined the World Press Photo Festival to present their work and exchange views with editors, jurors and others from the industry during panel talks. They passionately discussed important themes such as the ‘politics of representation’ or ‘the impact of a story on an individual’. Here is our selection of the winning images.