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World Press Photo: high impact images

The best press photos of the year on display at CCCB until 5 June

World Press Photo is the biggest event in the year in the world of photojournalism. Like every year, a jury has selected the year’s most important images – those that have captured our world’s changing reality in the most vivid way, those that have moved us to sadness or anger – from which a small number have been awarded prizes, though these are just a small part of what makes World Press Photo great. All of these images come together to be put on display in different cities in the world and the chosen venue in Barcelona is, as always, CCCB, where they can be seen until 5 June.

This year’s winning photograph is by the Associated Press photojournalist Burhan Ozbilici, who captured an image that blends horror and beauty of Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, raising his pistol while standing beside the dead body of Andrei Karlov, Russian ambassador to Turkey, who he had just assassinated. This image, which spread rapidly all around the world, captures perfectly the spirit of World Press Photo: it provides an insight into the world, in perhaps a shocking way, through an image of a decisive moment. Accompanying this winning photograph, you’ll also find images of the war in Syria and the other events that make up contemporary world affairs.

Additional information is available from the CCCB website. Tickets can be bought directly at the CCCB ticket offices.

Publication date: Monday, 24 April 2017
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