Schilt Publishing and World Press Photo continue this series with Next #03 . In preperation for the marterclass meeting, the participants will execute a photo essay on the theme, which for this year is ""Hope"". Since 1994, the Joop Swart Masterclass has brought together some of the finest young photographers from around the world, and leading professionals in the fields of documentary photography and photojournalism. It offers a focused, intimate and reflective learning experience to young photographers, aiming to foster their intellectual, artistic and professional growth. The Joop Swart Masterclass holds a prime position among the seminars, debates and other educational programs regularly organized within the World Press Photo Academy. It is named after the foundation's late chairman, who was a passionate supporter of young photographic talent.