World Press Photo
June 2005 | Edition One     

World Press Photo could not operate successfully without its partner organizations, some large but mostly small, who work to encourage the highest professional standards in photojournalism worldwide.

In each issue we take a look at one these partners, starting with the Flame Tree Trust which, for six years now, has been helping develop much-needed skills and experience in Tanzania.

The Flame Tree
The Flame Tree, commonly found in Tanzania and other tropical countries, provides shade in the blistering heat of the midday sun. In the context of the trust which bears its name, it sounds like a perfect collecting place for those of like mind.

Four such people came together in 1999 because of their concerns about “the constraints and shortcomings in their respective sectors” in Tanzania.

All media professionals – working in photography, video, film and graphic