World Press Photo 2014 comes to Barcelona

Up until the 8th of December the CCCB will host the international photojournalism travelling exhibition featuring the winning 130 photographs and 9 multimedia productions

For the 10th year running, the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) is playing host to the World Press Photo travelling exhibition, organised locally in conjunction with the Photographics Social Vision Foundation. This year’s photojournalism competition attracted entries by 5574 photographers from 132 countries who presented a total of 98,671 photographs and 400 multimedia productions.

The exhibition, which can be seen in the CCCB up until the 8th of December, features the winning 130 photographs and 9 multimedia productions, offering the visitor the opportunity to bear photographic and video witness to the lives and circumstances of people and populations from all corners the globe. North American and National Geographic photographer, John Stanmeyer, was the winner of this year’s edition with a photograph taken in the Republic of Djibouti showing African immigrants on the Djibouti City oceanfront holding up their mobile phones in an attempt to capture a low-cost signal from neighbouring Somalia. Djibouti is a stop-off point for immigrants in transit from countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea in search of a better life in Europe or the Middle East.

This year’s exhibition includes five winners from Barcelona in three of the nine possible categories: Pau Barrena, in the Observed Portraits category, with a portrait of a young Berber bride just before her wedding, Moisés Samán, second prize in the General News category, with a photograph of a bomb maker in Aleppo, and the team composed of David Airob, David Ramos and José Bautista, who were awarded third prize in the Multimedia Short Feature category with a piece about Calcio Storico, a primitive form of football played once a year in Florence, Italy.

World Press Photo 2014 can be seen in the CCCB up until the 8th of December. Entry costs 6 € and more information is available on the CCCB website.

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Publication date: Monday, 10 November 2014
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