World Press Photo: capturing special moments with the help of subtitling


About the client

Founded in 1955, World Press Photo is known for holding the world’s largest and most prestigious press photography contest. As well as celebrating the highest standards in photojournalism, the awards seek to archive some of the most poignant moments in human history, captured through the medium of photography.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

The project


English, Mandarin, Russian and Arabic

We were delighted to once again provide subtitling for videos accompanying the World Press Photo organisation’s annual competition, a service we have been providing since 2011. 

Our approach

The videos VSI subtitled involved photographers and multimedia producers discussing their award-winning work.  

VSI provided English subtitles, translated from several languages, including Mandarin, Russian and Arabic - a reflection of the truly global nature of the material.


Each video provides informative commentary and background information on these highly insightful and inspiring photos, giving a glimpse into the moments they so brilliantly capture.

You can watch the full archive of videos here: