The World Press Photo Foundation and MIAP have begon an initiative to promote and produce visual journalism with a solutions focus.

The Solutions Visual Journalism Initiative (SVJI) has three objectives:

  • Develop what a solutions focus means for visual journalism 
  • Commission, fund, and publish a small number of solutions stories in 2019-2020 
  • Use these new stories to educate both the profession and engage the public on the benefits of a solutions focus in visual journalism

The SVJI will work in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network to support a new perspective in visual journalism. Solutions journalism changes the frame of the story to address “the negativity bias” in the media. Rather than focusing only on problems, solutions journalism looks for where people are already taking action to deal with difficult issues. A solutions story is the product of rigorous reporting on a response to a problem.

Follow MIAP and the Word Press Photo to stay updated which stories are going to be made.