‘Hope for a New Life’, winning photo at the World Press Photo 2016 competition. © Warren Richardson

World Press Photo 2016 Exhibition: ‘See and Understand’

This International professional photojournalism exhibition is coming to Barcelona

Once again those who want to catch the best photographs on the international photojournalism scene have a date at CCCB - Centre for Contemporary Culture. For a whole month, the winning photos at the 59th edition of World Press Photo, the world’s most important annual photojournalism competition, can be seen at the museum. Over the years, this competition has produced iconic images that have made the leap from printed press to the world’s history books.  In this edition, 82,951 images by 5,775 photographers from 128 different countries competed for the top prize and this exhibition, which includes the 45 winning works, will be visiting a total of 100 cities in 45 countries and is expected to be seen by 4 million visitors.

The exhibition features 155 photographs by 42 photographers from 21 nations, which are divided into eight categories: Current Affairs, Everyday Life, General Information, Long Term Projects, Nature, People, Sports and Spot News. This year’s winner of the Spot News award was the Australian photographer Warren Richardson, for Hope for a New Life, which shows a Syrian refugee passing a newborn baby through the barbed wire at the border between Serbia and Hungary.

During this visit of  World Press Photo 2016 to Barcelona, the Photographic Social Vision foundation, which is in charge of the installation at CCCB, is also organising specific additional activities, including guided visits every Wednesday, wokshops and the screening, on 23 November, of the three winning full-length films of the Multimedia Contest, the audiovisual section of the World Press Photo competition, which is going strong despite its short lifetime.

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Publication date: Monday, 07 November 2016
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