World Press Photo, or what is the same, the most important photojournalism competition in the world presents its eleventh edition in Barcelona. The CCCB, Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, will be the venue to house this exhibition organized by the Photografic Social Vision Foundation with the support of the Banc de Sabadell Foundation.
World Press Photo 2015 Barcelona – pure Photojournalism
This year’s World Press Photo Barcelona will be open until 13 December 2015. Under the slogan “Ver para Entender” (See to understand), World Press Photo 2015 Barcelona includes 134 images and 7 multimedia works of the winners of the prestigious international contest.
The election of the winners of this year has been more contested than ever, as there are 97,912 images submitted to the contest by 5,692 photographers of 131 nationalities. And they reflect current issues such as immigration crisis, the war in Syria and Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic. Images that bring us the real world and do not leave us indifferent.
The winning photo of this year, Alex and Jon, is by the Danish photographer Mads Nissen and, surely, will not leave you indifferent. In the multimedia section, it is important the prize awarded by the Spanish short film A las puertas de Europa, the work of Carlos Spottorno in collaboration with Guillermo Abril and Jose Bautista.
The CCCB will be open to all visitors from Tuesday to Thursday in uninterrupted schedule from 11 to 20 pm, Friday from 11 to 21 hours and, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 to 21 hours. The price is 6 € for general admission and 4 € for the reduced ticket. It is also possible to make a guided tour for groups, upon registration on the website.
The 2014 edition was attended by 43,210 people, and for the Barcelona World Press Photo 2015 it is expected to exceed this. If you come to the city to enjoy this event, the Youth Hostel Pere Tarrés in Barcelona is the ideal place. See you there!
©Massimo Sestini, 2015