WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2019: THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM RETURNS TO BARCELONA
Thanks to the Photographic Social Vision association, the best photos of the past year in international photojournalism make one of their first stops here in Barcelona. It doesn’t quite seem like a year has passed since the 2018 edition, but we’re excited to attend yet another World Press Photo exhibition!
This edition, which marks the 15th at CCCB, covers topics such as the US-Mexico border crisis, pregnancy after the FARC child-bearing ban, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an all-female anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe, the humanitarian crisis in Chad, and much more. From over 78,801 photos taken by over 4,738 international photojournalists, the exhibition has chosen 134 images as this year’s winners. The awards include: World Press Photo of the Year (6 nominated photos), World Press Photo Story of the Year (3 nominated), World Press Photo Interactive of the Year (6 nominated), and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year (6 nominated). The different sections of the competition include: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports, and Spot News.
For those of you who don’t know, World Press Photo, which has been around since 1955, is the world’s most prestigious photojournalism contest. Over the year, it will travel across the globe to 100 cities in over 45 countries, with an average of 4 million visitors. And, speaking from experience, it’s common to see bleary-eyed, somber faces walking out of the exhibition doors because, as is intended, this exhibition makes you think and reflect, owing to the fact that many of the images are powerful and poignant.
It’s one of our favorite exhibitions to attend each year, and we hope that you’ll make the trip to the CCCB to enjoy the 2019 edition.
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2019 BARCELONA
Where: CCCB; Carrer Montalegre, 5
When: April 27th through May 26th
Cost: 6€; 4€ reduced
You can buy tickets online here, but you will be charged an additional euro for administration fees.
By EMILY BENSON