'Venezuela Crisis' by Ronaldo Schemidt

High-impact images on display in World Press Photo at CCCB

The exhibition, considered to be the most important in the field of photojournalism, is accompanied by several parallel activities.

From 28 April to 27 May, Barcelona’s CCCB will be hosting some of the best photo-journalistic images taken during 2017 in the 14th edition of World Press Photo, and Barcelona will be one of the first cities on the planet where you can see the winning photographs.

The traveling exhibition is organized by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation and is presented under the slogan See and Understand. The photographs in the exhibition certify the old cliché that claims that an image is worth more than a thousand words, in many cases due to the crude reality that they portray. The images transport is to humanitarian conflicts and crises across the world, from the battle for Mossul to the activities Boko Haram and the terrorist attacks in the centre of London last October. Six photographs are especially prominent and have been nominated for the World Press Photo of the year. Of these six, the award was won by Ronaldo Schemidt for his photo named Venezuela Crisis, in which a man taking part in an anti-government protest can be seen running with his clothes on fire.

To learn more about the stories behind the photographs, you can sign up for guided tours that will take place at 6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and at 3pm on Fridays. Additionally, at 7 pm on 10 May, this year’s award-winning audiovisual works will be screened at CCCB in the short and long film format divisions of the Digital Storytelling Contest, which has been organized by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation within the framework of World Press Photo since 2011. This session will be free of charge.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 23 April 2018
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