The winners of the photojournalism competition, the most powerful images of 2013, can be seen in the CCCB
World Press Photo returns once again at the CCCB to remind us of the year’s most important events. The winning images from the legendary annual photojournalism competition, which can be seen from the 6th of November to the 8th of December, present current affairs through visually and narratively powerful photographs divided into 8 categories: General News, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Observed Portraits, Staged Portraits, Nature and Sport.
The competition received entries from 5666 photographers from 124 different countries, from which the jury finally chose 143 photographs. This is the first year in which projects in the multimedia category have been included.
The winner of the 2013 competition was Swedish photographer Paul Hansen, who photographed the burial of Suhaib Hijazi and his brother Muhammad, two Palestinian children who were killed in Gaza on the 20th of November, 2012, when an Israeli missile struck their home.
On a social level the most resonant subjects will unfortunately be the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Syria and the explosion in the nuclear power station in Fukushima, though other less popular subjects also feature, such as the Ogala Lakota tribe of South Dakota, same-sex relationships in Vietnam and Crackland, the district in Rio de Janeiro affected by rampant drug use.
Barcelona is represented through Barcelona Demonstrations, in which Emilio Morenatti photographed Mireia Arnau during the general strike of the 29th of March, 2013. The shop employee in the centre of Barcelona is seen pleading with violent protesters not to enter the shop as her young daughter was on the premises. The photo made the cover of the Washington Post.
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